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Head of Periodicals and Digital Services, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

 

SALARY:

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

A high level professional supervisory position under the general direction of the Associate Head Librarian with overall responsibility for the management of services and functional operations associated with the Periodicals Department.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides creative direction and leadership in the formulation of plans, policies, practices and projects relating to Periodicals Department and its digital services, including new emerging formats and the best use of its physical space
  • Is responsible for selection, acquisition, licensing, collection development, organization, preservation, assessment and cataloging of periodicals and special collection in all formats
  • Supervises, trains and evaluates staff for the efficient operation, attainment of goals and objectives of the department, including utilizing automated ILS and other online systems as well as emerging technology for operational effectiveness and efficiency
  • Works with Knowledge and Access Resource Management Services (KARMS) and other librarians to make library materials accessible via digitization
  • Serves as a backup supervisors for the Head of KARMS and vice versa
  • Maintains and updates the Library's web site and e-newsletter as assigned
  • Participates in community outreach project and keeps informed of community needs
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with publishers and vendors; conducts vendor evaluation and bids as needed
  • Actively participates in supervisors meetings,  committees and community organizations; serves as a library liaison as assigned
  • Oversees the operation and services of the periodicals public service area, including library collection, microform readers, photocopiers, databases, and Computer Lab
  • Prepares reports, statistics; analyzes periodicals and database use
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations
  • Works at desk and prepares schedules when needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned, consistent with the functions of the unit and level of responsibility

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS - Public Services:

  • Acts as librarian-in-charge (LIC) when assigned
  • Provides reference services in person and remotely
  • Interprets library services and policies to customers in a clear and courteous manner
  • Effectively uses and teaches the library's electronic resources
  • Works with patrons to satisfactorily resolve computer and equipment issues
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources and an awareness of new resources and technologies
  • Promotes library services through outreach and public relations efforts where appropriate

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Excellent leadership, management, and supervisory skills
  • Strong evidence of planning, organizational, and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work collegially and effectively with diverse groups
  • Ability to effectively plan and direct outreach efforts and promote periodicals services
  • Experience with integrated automated library systems and OCLC
  • Flexibility in prioritizing multiple projects
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Knowledge of library collection assessment tools and related computer technology
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Ability to meet attendance requirements
  • Physical ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Successful experience with serials mode of an integrated Library system
  • Licensing and implementing access to commercial databases and e-journals
  • Working knowledge of Open URL linking
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies in libraries
  • Experience with metadata management systems (such as Innovative Interfaces Millennium, Evergreen, EBSCONET, ProQuest, OCLC Connexion, etc.)
  • Familiarity with MARC and non-MARC metadata schemes and evolving standards
  • Experience working in a public library setting

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education:            MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program

 

Experience:          Minimum 1 year of successful experience in the supervision and management of staff in a library setting

 

Schedule:             Includes evenings and weekends and working in other departments and locations

 

 

 

All inquiries should be forwarded to the City of Worcester's Human Resources office at www.worcesterma.gov/employmentDeadline to apply is Friday, October 11, 2013.

 

 

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Evening/Weekend Services Librarian, Pace University, Pleasantville NY

Evening/Weekend Services Librarian

 

Basic functions: 

Provide comprehensive reference, research, and referral services, in a dynamic team-based, client-centered environment, supported by advanced library technology; assist students, staff and faculty in identifying, locating, and interpreting sources of information irrespective of format, and be available on a drop-in basis or by appointment; serve as a member of the library reference staff: participates on library committees and task forces, and assists with other library projects, assignments, and initiatives, as needed. 

Develops evening/weekend reference services by using initiative to assess and react to student needs by offering such services as coordinating in-person workshops, staffing virtual reference services, creating online LibGuides, offering support of Blackboard courses.


Position qualifications:

MLS from ALA accredited institution; Demonstrated experience in a library reference setting, having familiarity with the concepts, goals and methods of traditional and electronic reference services; well-developed computer and online searching skills; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; commitment to excellence in service and a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

 

Work hours:

Fall/Spring semesters: Tuesday-Friday 2PM to 10PM; Saturday 12PM to 8PM (summer/intersession hours will vary)

 

To apply, go to:

http://careers.pace.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53640  

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Programmer Analyst 2, Yale University Library, New Haven CT

Programmer Analyst 2

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition:  #22983BR

www.yale.edu/jobs

 

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

 

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Manager of Digital Library and Programming Services, the Programmer Analyst plans, develops, tests, and documents computer programs, applying knowledge of programming techniques and computer systems. In addition, the programmer analyst evaluates user requests for new or modified programs to determine feasibility, cost and time required, compatibility with current systems, and computer capabilities.

The Programmer Analyst will focus primarily on evaluation, creation and adoption of software used for ingesting archival collection materials, finding aids and metadata into a digital preservation repository based on the Fedora Commons software in support of a grant funded project to digitize a collection of more than one million documents and objects covering Dr. Henry Kissinger's life.

This position has a fixed duration of 2.5 years from date of hire.

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

1.      Bachelor's degree and three years of experience in analysis and programming of small to medium scale systems or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

2.      Well-developed programming skills; emphasis on code documentation, code standards, and demonstrated use of available frameworks.

3.      Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills.

4.      Proven ability writing SQL queries using MySQL, Oracle and/or Microsoft SQL Server; demonstrated ability in application development with two or more of the following: C++, Java/J2EE, Ruby, Python and/or C#.

5.      Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written expression; excellent customer service skills.

6.      Advanced skills in object-oriented programming.

 

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

1.      Five or more years of experience with object-oriented programming.

2.      Experience with front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap, JavaScript, JavaScript Toolkits such as JQuery and D3, Ajax, and Java/JSP.

3.      Experience working with Archival Collections; understanding of software packages: Archivists' Toolkit and/or Archivematica.

4.    Demonstrated ability designing and documenting complex procedures.

 

The University and the Library:

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

 

Library IT:

Library IT is a department of innovative people who provide multiple IT related services to the Yale Library and the Yale community. The staff supports 8 Enterprise Systems including the integrated library system (ILS). The department maintains 920 workstations, plus a growing number of mobile devices. Library IT maintains 856 Terabytes of storage, and hosts approximately 80 servers, virtual and physical. In addition to maintaining the library's computers, webpages, and infrastructure, much of the work in the department is project based. Library IT projects are initiated to provide the Yale community with seamless and transparent access to the library's rich resources, including physical, electronic, and digitized materials. Through the development of these projects and other initiatives, Library IT will provide the Yale community with a high level of service on par with peer academic institutions.

 

Salary and Benefits:

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

 

How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letterresume, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS requisition ID for this position is 22983BR.  Please be sure to reference #22983BR in your cover letter.

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Assistant Director/Youth Services, Newbury Public Library, Newbury NH

Part-time position to assist the library director, in a small town in central NH on beautiful Lake Sunapee. Primary responsibility will be to increase programming and services to youth grades 1-12.
Newbury's population of 2,100 nearly doubles in the summer, when seasonal residents bring a lively mix to the library. Renovated and expanded in 1999, the library has a collection of over 17,000 items and an annual circulation over 23,000. Staff include a full-time director and part-time reference and children's librarians. The Trustees are working with a consultant to bring services and use of space up to 21st century expectations.
Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program. Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, knowledge of current library practices and technology and enthusiasm to work with young people.
Salary: $18-20 per hour, approximately 25 hours per week. See job description at the library's website: http://newburynhlibrary.net/
Submit resume and three references by October 31, 2013, to Board of Trustees, Newbury Public Library, PO Box 245, Newbury NH 03255 or desk@newburylibrary.net

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Simmons College Student Research Fund  

The Student Research Fund supports student initiated scholarly research and creative endeavors. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for up to $1,000 to support independent research projects.
 

Application Deadline: Monday, November 4, 2013.


Questions: contact Jon Kimball (x2411) or Valerie
Beaudrault (x2415) or visit the Sponsored Programs webpage at:

 

http://www.simmons.edu/offices/sponsored-programs/student-funds.php

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Life Sciences/Research Data Librarian, University of Maryland, College Park MD

Department: White Memorial Chemistry Library (www.lib.umd.edu/chemistry)
Position Title: Life Sciences/Research Data Librarian


NATURE OF WORK:
The University of Maryland College Park seeks an innovative, collaborative, technologically-adept, and serviceoriented Life Sciences/Research Data Librarian to join the White Memorial Chemistry Library. The Librarian will serve as the liaison to the Department of Biology and the Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics and will support the educational and research activities of these departments and in the broader academic community.


DUTIES AND RESPONCIBILITIES
The Life Sciences/Research Data Librarian pro-actively builds strong relationships with faculty and other campus professionals and establishes collaborative partnerships within, across, and outside of the University. The Librarian employs technology in innovative ways to design, implement, and maintain tools and services that support the strategic educational and research goals of the University; works collaboratively with other librarians to develop high-quality digital and print collections; establishes strong collaborations with teaching and research faculty in
adopting current and emerging digital technologies for learning and research; creatively designs and implements student-centered services to support undergraduate learning and research; develops an understanding of the culture of research and the new trends in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medical) publishing; and supports researchers' data management, curation and visualization needs. The Librarian participates in departmental and
library activities and serves on library- and campus-wide committees, working groups and teams; engages in professional organizations, scholarly activities, and contributes to developments in the science information field.


The Librarian reports to the Head of the White Memorial Chemistry Library, a very active branch with attendance of more than 145,000 visits per year. Its proximity to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, other science departments, as well as to lecture halls and labs has made the Library an important and valued partner in the educational and research activities of faculty and students in the sciences on campus.


REQUIRED:
An advanced degree in the life sciences, chemistry, or related discipline OR an ALA-accredited master's degree in library/information science PLUS a degree in the mentioned science disciplines. Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies and how they could impact higher education and scientific research. Excellent oral and written communication skills; Entrepreneurial approach to solving problems and enthusiasm for teaching and learning; Ability to work effectively with diverse library users and staff and collaborate in a team environment.

Deadline for applications is October 28, 2013. Submit applications online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/21829.

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Director of Library and Information Services, Mitchell College, New London CT

Position Summary:

This position provides the oversight, vision and leadership for Library and Information Services (LIS), as its services extend both throughout and beyond the institution.  The incumbent will be responsible for the delivery of services that extend both throughout and beyond the institution, ensuring a supportive and collaborative environment that enables the members of the campus community to access and use information resources and technologies confidently in teaching, learning, research, administration, and outreach.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Leads the organization, which includes Curriculum Support, Educational Technology, and User Services; serves as the primary conduit for the dissemination of internal and external communications as they relate to the College's library and information services.
  • Working closely with the Dean and Instructional Technology Initiatives Coordinator, participates in leading the research, evaluation, and facilitation of innovative applications to meet the diversity of learning challenges inside and outside the classroom.
  • Develops and manages LIS budgets and capital expenditures.
  • Supports and encourages a strong service orientation on the part of the Library and Information Services team for building collegial working relationships campus-wide. 
  • Leads the collection development effort, with particular emphasis on the development of a distinctive and curriculum-focused collection of online information resources.
  • Ensures the integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy, one of the College's seven general education abilities, throughout the curriculum.
  • Develops and oversees the LIS Faculty Liaison Program, which promotes a collaborative approach to discipline specific collection development, ICT literacy curriculum development, and educational technology support initiatives.
  • Leads the development and evaluation of Library and Information Services' evolving web presence for the effective delivery of services and resources.
  • Works with the Dean to implement strategies, develop policies, and prioritize expenditures pertaining to traditional, hybrid, and online teaching and learning experiences.
  • Ensures effective partnership with key stakeholders in the design of user-centered student and faculty portals for effective interface with the learning management environment.
  • Promotes the Library as a venue for the arts and the support of co-curricular activities through collaboration with Academic departments.
  • Provides reference and information services as part of the shared Library Service Desk schedule.
  • Participates in the provision of desk-side support for the college community in the use of software applications deployed campus-wide.
  • Represents the College at the monthly meetings of the Council of CT Academic Library Directors (CCALD) and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Libraries Online, Inc.
  • Represents the Library on the Dean's Council.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this position, the employee will be required to regularly stand and walk 50% of their work time.  The employee must also be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.  Specific vision abilities are also required of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Supervision:

This position has oversight for all staff within Library and Information Services. 

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree or ALA-recognized international equivalent.
  • Supervisory, administrative, and management experience in a higher education library setting is preferred.
  • Exemplary communication abilities.
  • Experience in furthering information and communication technology literacy in a higher education environment.
  • Awareness and understanding of current and emerging technologies in higher education.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in academic information services such as instructional technology and design, assessment, copyright and fair use, and scholarly communication.

 

Key Skills / Knowledge:

  • Standard computer skills (ex. Microsoft Office suite)
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills

This is an FLSA exempt (37.5 hr week) position and is paid bi-weekly, as a 100% full-time appointment, with regular College benefits. The salary is commensurate with experience and the start date will be as soon as possible after the close of the search.


For full consideration, please send a cover letter, your CV/resume and 3 references (contact information or letters) to jobs@mitchell.edu. For further information regarding our application procedures, you may visit http://community.mitchell.edu/Employment.

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Computer Coordinator, Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke MA


COMPUTER COORDINATOR - HOLYOKE PUBLIC LIBRARY


Position Summary: This position plans, implements, and maintains the Library's automated systems and services, public access computers and devices, and staff computers. This position serves as systems administrator for the library's local area network, including maintenance, security, backup, upgrade, and development. This position is the administrator for the Library's web site.


Essential Functions:
1. Administers and supports Library's integrated circulation and cataloging systems, currently Evergreen through C/W MARS.
2. Maintains and troubleshoots Library's print and time management software (currently  EnvisionWare), identifying and resolving software and/or hardware issues.
3. Manages desktop systems at all locations including purchase, installation, upgrade, repair, security, and routine maintenance for staff and public functions (primarily Dell but including some Macs)
4. Serves as implementation coordinator between the Holyoke Public Library and the library's automated systems vendors (C/W MARS and 3M)
5. Acts as a liaison with hardware and software vendors (i.e, Dell, Microsoft etc.) and  telecommunications vendors (i.e. Verizon, Holyoke Gas and Electric).
6. Develops and recommends policy and procedures for the use of computers, computer systems, and other devices.
7. Provides staff with technical training in the use of public and staff internet applications, software and hardware, creating in-house documentation as needed.
8. Provides computer training in the use of internet applications, software and hardware,
including devices, to the public
9. Administers the Library's web site (currently outsourced through Piperwebs).
10. Compiles and interprets statistics and prepares reports as needed.
11. Maintains inventory and license records for all hardware and software.
12. Works closely with and maintains effective communication with Library Director to ensure smooth operation of the Library's automated systems and services.
13. Performs other related duties as required.


Qualifications:


Required:
1. Proficient in the administration of personal computers and peripherals, including imaging and cloning, disk protection and lockdown, anti-virus and anti-spyware, etc.
2. Experience with the system administration of Windows server-based networks and knowledge of Windows server operating system.
3. Experience with security controls for networks, clients, and maintenance of firewalls.
4. Strong understanding of Library operations and service mission, including experience with automated circulation systems.
5. Strong working knowledge of current computing practices, standards and equipment.
6. Strong web markup skills, including HTML and CSS.
7. Ability to handle multiple priorities.
8. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
9. Self starter who can work with minimal supervision.


Preferred
10. Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program.
11. Some familiarity with web development applications and scripts.
12. Some familiarity with Mac environment.


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


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to focus.


Contact with Others:
1. Strong customer focus and the ability to work with the general public.
2. Daily contact with Library Director, Library division heads and staff at all locations.
3. Regular communication with vendors.


Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Schedule: Flexible
Pay rate: $19.26/hour
Benefits: City of Holyoke
Reports to: HPL Director


Please send letter and/or resume by email by October 4 to:
Robert Judge
Personnel Administrator
536 Dwight Street, Suite #7
Holyoke, MA 01040
Personnel@holyoke.org


No phone call inquiries or walk-in applications, please.

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Public Services Librarian, University of Hartford, West Hartford CT

Position: 
Public Services Librarian

Department:
Allen Library (part of the University Libraries) - http://library.hartford.edu/AllenLibrary/

Institution: 
University of Hartford - http://www.hartford.edu/

Location: 
West Hartford, Connecticut  

Position Summary: 
Provides formal and informal bibliographic instruction to students, faculty and staff.  Supervises circulation, reserves, stack maintenance and equipment operations in the music/dance library. Assists library patrons in their research using print, online and audiovisual resources in music and dance. Recommends public service policies for the Allen Library to Head of Allen Library and Mortensen Library's Head of Reference and Public Services. This regular full-time exempt position may work evenings and/or rotate weekends.

Key Responsibilities:

Assists students and other library patrons in making the best use of print, electronic, and audiovisual music, dance, and other performing arts resources in a wide array of languages and formats and responds to questions.  Recruits, trains, and evaluates staff who provide reference and information service to library patrons.* 

Helps devise and implement public service policies, procedures, new services, and marketing strategies in consultation or collaboration with the Head of Allen Library and the Mortensen Library's Head of Reference and Public Services. Assists the Head of the Allen Library in identifying priorities, goals, strategies, and direction of Allen Library. *

Plans and presents instructional classes on information resources to students, faculty and staff. Administers the HLM 020 online information literacy course.  Maintains print manuals and online information. *

Supervises the Allen Library circulation department, including circulation services, course reserves, stack maintenance, and equipment. Supervises one full-time assistant plus student employees. Monitors the student employee budget in an effort to ensure prudent fiscal management.*

Updates and maintains the Allen Library web pages in conjunction with the University Libraries Web Applications Developer and Technology Specialist to enhance usability, promote library offerings, and ensure maintenance is in compliance with University standards and University Libraries policies. Helps develop, enhance, and/or test information search tools. *

Provides recommendations for title development of the print and online reference collection and assists in the overall maintenance of the collection.

Maintains awareness of trends and advances in the field through attendance at relevant meetings or seminars as well as through regular examination of literature in the field. Participates in relevant professional organizations. Serves on internal and external committees as appropriate.

Maintains statistics and develops accurate reports for the Head of the Allen Library.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

* Indicates an "essential" job function.

Formal Education: 
Bachelor's Degree required with a major in music and Master's Degree of Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited institution required (or recognized equivalents). 

Work Experience: 
1 year to < 2 years.

Knowledge & Skills:    
Professional Skills: Requires knowledge of theories and practices of a professional field.  This level of skill is typically reserved for an individual with a four-year degree, or a high-level vocational skill demonstrated by a number of years of on-the-position experience (i.e. management).  Writes reports using technical data requiring considerable interpretation, developing new methods and procedures.  Frequently applies knowledge to practical issues and problems.
See the complete job description at http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/Employment.aspx.

Working Conditions: 
Normal office situation.

Physical Efforts: 
Typically sitting at a desk or table. 
Requires good hearing. 
Using equipment requiring high dexterity.
Intermittently sitting, standing, stooping. 
Moderate lifting or carrying 26-50 lbs. 

Special Skills: 
* The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

Pay Grade: 
G -- See salary ranges athttp://www.hartford.edu/hrd/files/pdf/Non_Union_staff_salary_ranges.pdf.

See benefits overview at http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/Employment.aspx.
________________________________________

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

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Public Service Librarian, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury CT


Public Service Librarian
Assistant Librarian - Tenure Track
Ruth A. Haas Library
Spring 2014


Western Connecticut State University is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Ruth A. Haas Library. Responsibilities include providing bibliographic instruction; assistance with collection development, and other service to several academic departments including Education and Nursing; developing and maintaining the Curriculum and the Children's/Juvenile Collections; maintaining and developing Web content for the Library and liaison departments; providing reference service, including one evening per week; and participating in the Sunday reference desk rotation. For more information, please visit www.wcsu.edu/campustour/haas.asp


Qualifications: Candidates must possess an MLS from an ALA accredited program. Preference will be given to candidates with post-MLS experience in general reference and collection development in an academic library. Experience in undergraduate and graduate bibliographic instruction (especially in Education and Nursing) and experience in developing and maintaining Web pages are also preferred as is experience with ILS and OPACS. Familiarity with metadata standards, metadata content standards and mark-up, including: RDA, RDF, MARC, MARCXML, HTML5, css, and js are also preferred. As Western is a dynamic, diverse workplace, the proven ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures is highly valued. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.


Salary and Benefits: Salary is dependent upon qualifications. WCSU offers competitive salary commensurate with the candidate's experience and a comprehensive benefit package. Additional information can be found on our website at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits


Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to facultyvitae@wcsu.edu by Thursday, October 31, 2013. All documents should be combined in a single

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Digital Projects Developer, Historic New England, Boston MA

Job Posting: Digital Projects Developer

Historic New England, Boston, MA

 

Description:

Serving as part of the organization's information technology team, the digital projects developer will be an expert coder with the ability to craft elegant technology solutions for a complex, multi-site cultural heritage organization. Will execute, oversee or assist with projects related to systems integration, digital asset management, electronic records management, website development, database management, and intranet development, including support of Historic New England's ongoing Collections Access Project. Will be responsible for identifying technology needs and developing project plans, coordinating with technology vendors, developing and customizing software solutions, and creating complete and accurate documentation for completed solutions.

Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate will have a degree in technology, information science, computer science, or a related field, as well as four or more years of experience with database management and software development, preferably in a gallery/library/archive/museum setting. Have in-depth knowledge of languages such as PHP, Javascript, Python, and/or ASP.net, as well as expert-level knowledge of SQL. Experience with search, content management and digital asset management solutions such as Apache Solr, Plone, ResourceSpace, and/or Microsoft Sharepoint preferred. Solid understanding of technology issues relevant to libraries, archives and museums, including but not limited to concepts of digital preservation, standards such as MARC, EAD, OAI/PMH and familiarity with how concepts of linked data and the semantic web can be applied to cultural heritage metadata.

Applications: 

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Jobs@historicnewengland.org.

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Instruction/Liaison Librarian (Graduate Programs), Merrimack College, North Andover MA

Instruction/Liaison Librarian (Graduate Programs), Merrimack College

 

The McQuade Library is seeking candidates for the full time position of Instruction/Liaison Librarian (Graduate Programs).  This is a forty hour per week, fiscal year position primarily of evening and/or weekend hours.

 

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

 

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

 

SALARY: Not specified.

 

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

 

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.  

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Librarian, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix AZ

Job Summary:
This position manages or oversees the daily operations of medical libraries and provides current and professional medical library services to meet the informational, educational, and research-related needs of physicians, staff, patients and families.

Essential Functions

Manages, researches, and evaluates library collections through needs assessment of knowledge-based information within the facility, usage studies, and the selection and acquisition of print and non-print resources. Develops, evaluates and maintains programs, products and services to meet those needs. Classifies and catalogs materials to ensure rapid and convenient access to clinicians and the patient community.

Provides formal and informal instruction on the use of online resources available on the internet, applicable online databases and electronic resources to support the effective use of resources in providing patient care. Develops curricula and materials for training, evaluates its effectiveness and modifies as needed.

Provides information using a wide range of print and electronic resources, bibliographic databases, websites, networks, and libraries to meet immediate and long-term information needs. Manages and maintains the electronic system, including licensing, policies and procedures, and web based applications.

Promotes the use of library and its resources while establishing and maintaining clinical and community partnerships.

Develops knowledge of facility's education services, programs and resources for effective coordination and use of those resources to assist in patient education.

Provides interlibrary lending and borrowing and document delivery services in response to identified needs of individual and groups of health professionals. Identifies cost-effective sources, obtains materials, and evaluates overall service to continually improve the services.

Manages and monitors the library budget.

Minimum Qualifications

Must possess a Master's degree in library science from a school accredited by the American Library Association or a degree in Library Science or related field with advanced training and knowledge in bibliographic information systems and resources as normally demonstrated through 2-3 years of experience in using medical library information systems in a healthcare setting.

Requires excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Requires proficiency in database and internet searching and experience with automated library systems. Must have experience in applying adult learning principles. Must have the ability to use common office software.

Preferred Qualifications

Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals is preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

About Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
With more than 650 licensed patient care beds, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center is the flagship hospital within Banner Health, offering care to the community since 1911. Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Banner Good Samaritan is a Level I trauma center as well as a teaching hospital that trains more than 220 physicians annually. Through leading-edge innovation and profound compassion, we have established an international reputation for excellence in such highly specialized services as solid organ transplantation, high-risk obstetrics, blood conservation medicine, movement disorders and more. We are also recognized by U.S. News and World Report in its America's Best Hospitals list for nine straight years, and our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Visit https://jobs-bannerhealth.icims.com/jobs/120059/librarian/job to apply.

 

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Biomedical Research Services Librarian, Wayne State University, Detroit MI

Essential Functions (Job Duties):
Wayne State University Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library seeks a creative, innovative, and team-oriented individual to serve as Biomedical Research Services Librarian. Shiffman Library serves as a central point of research for faculty, students, and researchers in the School of Medicine and the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. In its role as Resource and Outreach Library for the National Library of Medicine, Shiffman has held a long tradition of service to the people and communities in Southeast Michigan. 

Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized urban research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through its 13 schools and colleges. Located a few blocks south of the main campus in midtown Detroit, TechTown Detroit, the University's research park and business incubator, and the future home of the WSU Multidisciplinary Biomedical Research Building, Shiffman Library is positioned to provide support for an active research community. The Library sits on the Medical Center Campus in close proximity to the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the Wayne State University School of Medicine, the largest single-campus medical school in the nation with more than 1,000 medical students. In addition to undergraduate medical education, the school offers master's degree, Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. programs in 14 areas of basic science to about 400 students annually. 

Responsibilities: The Biomedical Research Services Librarian reports to the Director of the Medical Library. In this position the Research Services Librarian has primary responsibility for the management and coordination of research and research Data Services. Working in a team environment the Research Librarian formulates vision, sets goals, and recommends policy leading toward the creation and development of programs that expand the Library's role in supporting and participating in E-science, Research data services, and translational research initiatives. The successful candidate for this position is expected to explore and develop new methods of research support; to determine and proactively meet educational and research needs; and to establish and support collaborative networks within the University. 

This position acts as liaison to select research centers, units, and departments in the basic and clinical sciences. As a member of the Shiffman Medical Library professional team, the Research Services Librarian participates in policy formation and decision-making related to services, resources, and technologies. Shiffman Library is a part of the Wayne State University Library System and as such the Biomedical Research Services Librarian will be expected to participate in activities of the integrated University Libraries and serve on system-wide committees and teams. 
 
Qualifications:
Master's degree with a minimum of 5 years of full-time experience in a health sciences library or biomedical research facility with exposure to EBM, Research and Research Data Service concepts and skills; substantial experience working with bioscience and physiochemical information sources; customer-service orientation; excellent organizational and communication skills; skill in building relationships with diverse clientele; flexibility in coping with changing environments and handling multiple priorities; working in teams and independently; initiative to acquire new skills; knowledge of principles of evaluating print and electronic resources; evidence of innovation in delivering library services.  

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Find A Law Scholarship

Find A Law Scholarship - $500 - 1 Award (Deadline: May 15th, 2014)

To be Eligible a student must:

1) Be Enrolled in full-time studies at a college, trades, or technical school by no later than September 2014.

2) Currently reside in the United States and intend on continuing studies in the United States.

3) Complete the Online Form and Short Question by no later than May 15, 2014.

Applications can be found by going to:
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_find_a_law_scholarship_8929.php

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Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship

Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship - $500 - 1 Award (Deadline: April 1st, 2014)

To be Eligible a student must:

1) Be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2014.

2) A student can be enrolled at any level in any program that is two years in length or longer.

3) Students must be Canadian or US residents.

4) Students must answer the essay question on the website online application form.

Applications can be found by going to:
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_peter_pasula_study_habits_scholarship_8935.php

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Odenza Marketing Group Spring Scholarship

Odenza Marketing Group Spring Scholarship - $500 - 1 Award (Deadline: March 30, 2014)

To be Eligible a student must:

1) Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on March 30th, 2014.

2) Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the March 30th, 2014 deadline.

3) Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School Students are also eligible.)

4) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Applications can be found by going to:
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_odenza_marketing_group_scholarship_8931.php

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Intern, Bay State College Library, Boston MA

Bay State College Library is seeking a library science or digital archives student to help us create a small digital archive of our students' theses. This would be an independent project, so we are looking for a student with the requisite knowledge of database creation and digital archive standards, as well as familiarity with the different open source options for a project of this size and scope. Although this internship would be unpaid, it would be an excellent resume-builder, and the hours are extremely flexible.

 

If you are interested or have any questions about the project, please contact:

 

Jessica Neave

Bay State College Librarian

jneave@baystate.edu

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Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

ALA conference travel grant 


The Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant is awarded by the ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section to provide librarians and paraprofessionals new to the preservation field with the opportunity to attend a professional conference and encourages professional development through active participation at the national level. The grant is to be used for airfare, lodging, and registration fees to attend the ALA Annual Conference.

Criteria for selection:
  • Have five or fewer years of experience in the field of library and archives preservation.
  • Currently work as a librarian or paraprofessional within a library or archives preservation department or who has preservation responsibilities within their institution, or a person currently enrolled in a preservation-related graduate program.
  • Recommendations from colleagues.
  • Express desire as stated in a short essay (up to 500 words) on the following theme: How would receiving the Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant further your professional development goals?
  • Willingness to participate in designated conference events:
    • Work with a member of the jury to identify relevant programs and interest group sessions to attend.
    • Attend the Preservation Administration Interest Group Meeting.
    • Attend a least one PARS discussion group meeting.
  • Submit a summary of the recipient's conference experience to theALCTS Newsletter Online no later than 30 days after the conference.
  • Members of the sponsor or its affiliated organizations are not eligible.
Nominations and applications shall include:
  • Name, address, phone number, and email address of the nominee and nominating party or applicant
  • Letter of application or nomination
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues who know the candidate and his/her work
  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • A short essay (up to 500 words) on the following theme: How would receiving the Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant further your professional development goals?
Send nominations and applications via email to the award jury chair, Liz Dube,  ldube@nd.edu.  Deadline for nominations and applications is December 1.

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Digital Archivist, New York University, New York NY

Description:
The Digital Archivist, reporting  to the Director of Collections & Research Services and the Director of Digital Library Technology Services, will lead New York University Libraries' efforts to manage the existing born digital holdings and expand the capacity to collect born digital  content, ensure effective acquisition, appraisal, description, preservation, future migration, access to and security of digital components of collections acquired by the Libraries.

Responsibilities:

Establish a set of best practices for managing born digital material within collections held and acquired by NYU:

-       Identify and engage the resources (hardware, software, vendors, peer institutions) available to perform migration from (obsolete) media containing born digital material

-       Develop (through hands on work and experimentation) and document procedures for the routine migration, description, and management of born digital materials during accessioning and/or processing

-       Work with staff in the Digital Library Technology Services department to establish and apply specifications and procedures for ingest into NYU's digital repository

-       Train staff as necessary

-       Lead efforts to locate born digital material in previously processed collections and develop plans for their retrospective management 

 

Enhance the Library's capacity to responsibly acquire born digital materials:

-       Evaluate proposed acquisitions with born digital components

-       Develop and document techniques and procedures for acquiring born digital content directly from the creators, transferring them directly into the Library's repository

-       Coordinate acquisitions of born digital content, acting as a liaison between the creators and the Library's curatorial, archival, and technical staff

-       When necessary and possible, work directly with content creators to advise on record keeping practices that will facilitate the eventual transfer of their materials

-       Propose and investigate potential acquisitions 

Develop and oversee workflows and advise library units on the integration and description of born digital materials in collections. Directly support processing of collections with a substantial volume of born digital content

Work with other NYU Libraries departments, such as Library Information Technology Services, Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services and Digital Library Technology Services, to assess existing technical infrastructure to support work with digital material and to identify and implement tools and processes. Enhance processes for acquisition, description, access, preservation, and future migration of born digital assets.

Required Education:

Master's degree from a program with a concentration in archives management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Required Experience:

Minimum three years' experience working in an archival repository in a professional capacity,. Demonstrated experience with born digital archiving and records management practices, and related systems and automations techniques, including auditing/checksum routines, write blockers, file format identification, and media conversion. Strong command of archival theory and best practices, especially as they relate to the particular issues posed by born digital content. Knowledge of DACS. Excellent interpersonal skills. Knowledge of historical research methods, especially the use of archives. Demonstrated ability to work with databases, data mapping and migration of data from one database system to another. Experience writing policy and documentation and conducting presentations and trainings.

 

Preferred Experience:

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

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated knowledge of current preservation strategies and standards for born digital materials required. Demonstrated knowledge of digital archival and records management principles and practices, as well as the systems and automation techniques utilized. Demonstrated knowledge of specifications for open source digital repository systems and related technology including auditing/checksum software, write blockers, file identification, and media conversion. Deep understanding of archival theory and management required. Knowledge of current developments regarding born digital materials within the archives, special collections and preservation professions is expected. Demonstrated familiarity with data structure standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials (EAD, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, XML/XSL) and other data structures relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials.  Successfully demonstrated experience training staff. Project management experience. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, including effectively communicating technical issues to non-technical staff. Must have strong project management, analytical skills and problem solving abilities.

New York University Libraries:
Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and "portal campuses" in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

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

To Apply:
To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=56963. The search will remain open until filled.

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Call for Proposals: New England Archivists Spring 2014 Meeting

Call for Proposals
Spring 2014 NEA Meeting
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
March 20-22, 2014

The New England Archivists Spring 2014 Program Committee invites you to submit proposals for the Spring 2014 Meeting. The Program Committee welcomes proposals on all topics but is particularly interested in the following: 3D and visual objects in archives, EAC-CPF and linked open data, crowd-sourcing, digital archives, and digital forensics.

The Program Committee is also planning three specific sessions for which we request proposals:

·         A lightning round talk about unusual or unanticipated uses for archives and/or archival material

·         A multi-presenter session about New Hampshire history and/or Portsmouth history

·         A student "Paper Pitch": a session in which student presenters pitch current research in two minutes or less

Please submit your proposals by October 31, 2013 to: kbogan@colby-sawyer.edu, including your name, contact information, session of interest or topic (not required to be one of the above), a brief description of the content, and the format of the presentation (panel discussion, lightning round, workshop, etc.). 

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Volunteer, Open Access to Mass History Event

The Center for the History of Medicine at Harvard Medical School is collaborating with other special collections throughout Massachusetts to serve as a host site for Open Access to Mass History, a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon taking place during Open Access Week, October 21-26. On Tuesday, October 22, from 9-2, volunteers will be working with Center staff to build history of medicine Wiki content around Center collections. The event will take place at the Countway Library (just down the street from Simmons!) and includes a Wikipedia editing tutorial by a seasoned Wikipedian and tours of the Center and the Warren Anatomical Museum.

We are currently enlisting volunteers to write and edit Wikipedia entries on topics related to Massachusetts and the history of medicine.  All levels and experience welcome! Novice and expert Wikipedians, budding and seasoned researchers, etymologists and endocrinologists: Join us!

To sign up, send your name, email address, and affiliation to: emily_gustainis@hms.harvard.edu.

For details, visit the Center's Wikipedia meetup page:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Countway_OAMass13

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Academic Resident Librarian Program, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL

The University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks  candidates for its Academic Resident Librarian Program to serve one-year 
post-graduate appointments with the possibility of renewal for a second year. A goal of the residency program is to increase diversity within  the challenging and rewarding profession of academic librarianship, particularly among individuals traditionally underrepresented in the academy. Residents will work closely with library faculty to develop skills in one of the specialized areas listed below and to develop an understanding of academic librarianship as a whole through the introduction to the different functional areas of the library, opportunities to participate on library committees and task forces, and exposure to professional associations.

Candidates should indicate their interest or experience in one or more of the following specialized areas:

·Data curation

·Health Sciences Librarianship

·Cataloging and Metadata creation



*Minimum Qualifications:*

Recent completion of a master's degree program in library and information science from an ALA accredited program (graduation date Spring 2012 or later); knowledge of and interest in academic libraries; the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with library staff as well as faculty, students, and other library users.

*Salary*:

Visiting faculty appointments in UIC Library begin at $43,000 for a twelve month appointment.

For fullest consideration apply by October 25th, 2013 with a letter addressing your interest in one or more of the specialized areas, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references.

All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu


For more information and to apply:https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=36366

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Beta Phi Mu Book Award

Dear GSLIS Students

The Beta Beta Chapter of Beta Phi Mu is offering a $500 Book Award to an eligible GSLIS student. Eligible students have:

• completed at least 12 semester hours of course work at Simmons GSLIS as of September 1, 2013.
• are not enrolled in the last semester of your GSLIS program.
• have attained a GPA of at least 3.75 as of September 1, 2013.
• complete the Book Award Application Fall 2013.pdf.

Applications (with personal statement) are due October 25, 2013.

Please contact Em Claire Knowles (emclaire.knowles@simmons.edu) with any questions.

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Discovery Systems Technology Specialist, New York University Division of Libraries, New York NY

The New York University Division of Libraries seeks a Discovery Systems Technology Specialist to join the Knowledge Access Design and Development (KADD) department. The incumbent will play an active role in the support and development of BobCat, which is a major part of NYU Libraries' web presence and a primary means by which students and scholars conduct research and access our collections. By serving as primary administrator of key underlying software and workflows, including Ex Libris's Primo application, the incumbent will help ensure comprehensive access to NYU collections and those of our consortial partners. The incumbent will be a point person for understanding system functionality, interpreting documentation, managing upgrades, and providing expert advice on possible migrations or platform changes as well as integration with other systems. He or she will also participate in a user experience team, ensuring that Web analytics, user feedback, and usability assessment inform implementation decisions.

 

NYU's discovery environment supports over 40,000 students and over 10,000 faculty members around the world, as well as researchers unaffiliated with NYU. This work is critical to the Library's mission to advance learning, research and scholarly inquiry in an atmosphere dedicated to the open exchange of knowledge.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administer, develop, and evaluate metadata-driven applications that underlie BobCat, the primary discovery portal for the NYU Division of Libraries.
  • Receive, submit, and respond to feature requests and bug reports; consult with vendors and open-source community members as needed; implement fixes or enhancements.
  • Advise and consult colleagues on discovery system capabilities and strategies for mapping and searching across metadata schemes and across diverse collections and materials.
  • Contribute to the user-centered assessment and configuration of the BobCat portal and develop strategies and plans for system upgrades and migrations.
  • Participate in the design of usability studies.
  • Collaborate with other library technologists on software integration and testing.
  • Contribute to planning and development of specialized discovery portals.  

Qualifications:

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree in computer science, information science, library science, or related field.  Experience with integrated library systems and/or metadata discovery systems, with emphasis on application administration, batch metadata processing, and XML parsing; knowledge of metadata standards such as MARC and Dublin Core; knowledge of library technology protocols such as OpenURL, OAI-PMH, Z39.5-, and SRU/W; experience writing scripts in common scripting languages (Perl, PHP, bash, Python, or Ruby preferred); experience with Linux/Unix server environments; experience with usability and assessment of library services; experience in developing and implementing complex processing workflows; experience performing data analysis on a variety of data formats.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; excellent planning and organizational skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and establish appropriate priorities.

 

Priority will be given to candidates with experience in the following areas:

Experience with one or more of the suite of Ex Libris products (Primo, Aleph, MetaLib, SFX); knowledge of database architecture and SQL; experience with Lucene-Solr indexing; experience with Selenium (or other automated testing tools), Jenkins (or other CI service), and Git (or other version control system).  

 

New York University Libraries:

Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Division of Libraries supports NYU's role as the first true Global Network University by collaborating with and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and our Abu Dhabi and Shanghai portal campuses. The Division is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the OCLC Research Library Partnership. The Division participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with the New-York Historical Society and the Brooklyn Historical Society. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf.

 

To Apply:

Application and resume must include a cover letter that reflects how your experience fits the position description.

 

For more information about working at NYU and to apply, visit our website at: www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=57384 Click on search positions and then search by position title or by posting number 20095522.

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Library Director, Kingston Community Library, Kingston NH

Kingston Community Library

2 Library Lane

Kingston, NH 03848

 

Posted Vacant Position Title:  Library Director, Kingston Community Library Kingston, NH

Application and Inquiry Email address: kingstoncommunitylibrary@gmail.com

 

Kingston Community Library seeks an energetic, creative person for the position of Library Director. This position oversees all aspects of running a small town library with the mission of offering outstanding service to the community by providing informational, educational, recreational, and cultural enrichment.

 

Kingston is an historic town in southeastern New Hampshire with an approximate population of 6,000.  Having recently undergone a new building project in May of 2010, the library is equipped with modern technology and areas for children, teen, and adults to enjoy quiet study, meetings, activities and programs.

 

The Library Director will act as the Chief Administrative Officer of the library, responsible for day-to-day library operations within compliance of state and local laws. The Library Director will work in coordination with the Library Board of Trustees on matters such as policy-making, strategic planning and long range budget management. 

 

The Trustees are seeking a candidate who can demonstrate the following:

 

  • A broad knowledge of books and a personal love of reading
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Experience in the areas of collection development, programming, planning, and community outreach
  • Knowledge of library budget preparation/financial management, policy development, facilities management, technology, and personnel management/staff development
  • Ability to work well with library patrons and the community at large, other Town departments and officials, local schools and their libraries, a staff of 10 part time employees, volunteers, the Friends of the Library, and an elected board of seven Trustees
  • Experience with fundraising and legacy giving is preferred

 

Qualifications:  Candidates with an MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or currently enrolled as a degree candidate.  A minimum of 5 years of library or equivalent experience is required, including at least 2 years in a supervisory position.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and level of formal education. Applicant must have ability to work a flexible work schedule.  Applicant will have ability to travel to meetings, conferences. 

 

Closing Date: Applications must be received COB, October 22, 2013

Salary:  Full-time salaried position with benefits - $34-48K. Relocation expenses will not be compensated.

 

Address:  Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: kingstoncommunitylibrary@gmail.com (please put "LD Application" in subject line).

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Reference Librarian, Bryant University, Smithfield RI

Description:

This public services position reports to the Head of Reference Services and is responsible for providing customer service oriented, accurate and effective library resource guidance, and information literacy instruction to the University community.

This is a 12 month part-time position, working approximately 30 hours per week (.75 Full Time Equivalent), with full benefits. The position requires a flexible schedule that follows the academic calendar and includes evening and weekend hours. Schedule: Tuesday 4:00-10:00 p.m., Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Thursday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Friday 5:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Winter intersession and summer schedule will require a shift to daytime hours on Friday, 12:00-4:00 p.m. Other variable schedule changes may be necessary according to the needs of the library.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

· Provide timely and effective use of library resources and offer reference support to meet patron needs through in-person and electronic communication (i.e. email, text, instant message).

· Provide information literacy instruction to promote critical thinking and create independent researchers and to facilitate the use of library resources and services to the community (students, faculty, staff and alumni) through effective classroom demonstration, active learning workshops and university-wide outreach.

· Assist the Research and Instruction team in the preparation of online subject guides, related special projects, collection development, faculty outreach, and management of Research and Instruction department student employees.

· Perform Access Services functions (i.e. borrowing and lending), facilitate opening/closing of the library building as needed and field management issues when on duty as the sole member of administrative staff.

· Perform other duties as directed.

Qualifications:

This position is best filled by an energetic, innovative, flexible and highly motivated individual with an ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree and previous library experience. Qualified candidates will demonstrate understanding of business reference, and have a strong interest in teaching and commitment to student learning. The ability to work independently and in a team environment with faculty, students, administrators and library personnel at all levels is critical. Excellent oral and written communication skills, familiarity with library trends and standards, experience with current electronic resources and programs, and comfort with social media and emerging technologies are imperative. Outstanding work ethic, strong commitment to high touch, client-centered services and adaptability/flexibility required. Knowledge of web development, word processing and spreadsheet software is important. Certain requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities.

For more information about the application process:  https://employment.bryant.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50998

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Cunningham Memorial International Fellowship

The Cunningham Fellowship is a fellowship for health sciences librarians from countries outside the United States and Canada. The award provides for attendance at the MLA Annual Meeting and observation and supervised work in one or more medical libraries in the United States and Canada.

The applicant must be working or preparing to work in a health science
library in his or her own country.


The applicant must have both, an undergraduate degree and a master's level library degree. Transcripts or a copy of your diploma and grades for courses taken at both the undergraduate and graduate levels should be sent at the same time as the application.

For more information and application form please see the MLA Grants and Scholarships page (http://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/) or 
contact  Maria Lopez, 312.419.9094 x15grants@mlahq.org

 

The completed application with documentation must be received at MLA headquarters by December 1.

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Reference Librarian, Nashua Public Library, Nashua NH

The Nashua Public Library is now accepting applications for a reference librarian to join our fun and talented team.

 

POSITION: REFERENCE LIBRARIAN

                                                               

HOURS OF WORK: 40 HRS/WK INCLUDES EVENINGS & WEEKENDS

 

AFFILIATION: AFT LOCAL #4831

 

STARTING SALARY: $36,247 - $48,369      depending on education / experience, JOB GRADE 7

 

PRIMARY DUTIES

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

 

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

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

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

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

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

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY UNTIL 5 P.M. ON OCTOBER 4, 2013

 

Jenn Hosking
Assistant Director
Nashua Public Library
2 Court Street
Nashua, NH 03060

jenn.hosking@nashualibrary.org
(603) 589-4621

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National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow for 2014-2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

The Fellowship: curriculum and projects

In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM's web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.



The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

*      Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
*      Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips, attendance at a Pow-Wow and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus
*      Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
*      Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff
*      Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:
*      A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($51,630 in 2013)
*      Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
*      Some relocation funding

Who is eligible?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2014.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/.  Application deadline is February 4, 2014.  Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435.4083 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

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Teen Librarian, New Canaan Library, New Canaan CT

New Canaan Library is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, full time Teen Librarian to join our team. The successful candidate will: have a passion for youth services; hold a relevant Master's from an ALA accredited institution; have excellent interpersonal and communications skills; be a fluent user of digital, mobile and social information and communications technologies and a broad knowledge of young adult literature.  The role includes one evening and one weekend day per week.

If you are excited about developing excellent services, building strong relationships with young people and families and creating great partnerships with other community organizations, to grow our Teen Services into an exceptionally vibrant, relevant and well-used department, then send your resume and cover letter to loldham@newcanaanlibrary.org by 14 October, 2013.

Teen /Youth Librarian Job Description

Starting Salary  - $48,000

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Library Cataloging Intern, Mohonk Preserve Daniel Smiley Research Center, New Paltz NY

Interns will gain valuable experience cataloguing a library established in the 19th century. The majority of the collection is from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mohonk Preserve is one of America's largest and most historic private, non-profit nature preserves. For nearly 50 years the Mohonk Preserve has been protecting over 7,000 acres of the Northern Shawangunk Mountains in Ulster County, New York. The Mohonk Preserve's
Daniel Smiley Research Center, located on the grounds of the Mohonk Mountain House (www.mohonk.com) holds over 7,000 volumes in its natural history special collections library.


Qualifications:

  • Course work in original and copy cataloging required. Experience in original and copy cataloging preferred.
  •  Proficiency using computers, internet, and MS Office Suite required.
  •  Comfortable learning and using new technology.
  •  Familiarity with PastPerfect cataloging software a plus.
  •  Working both as a team and independently, the ability to take direction, and willingness to ask questions is important.
  • Strict adherence to collection management policies required.

Duties:

  •  Create bibliographic entries for natural history special collections library using PastPerfect (collection management software).
  •  Assess materials for future conservation needs, and prioritize for digitization.

Duration: 4 weeks during winter break (mid-Dec. - mid-Jan., excluding holidays), 25 hours/week


Stipend: Unpaid. Free housing, and access to world renowned National Historic Landmark resort and naturepreserve.


Who may apply: Library/information science graduate students.


How to apply: Send a copy of your resume, a cover letter which clearly states your reasons for pursuing this internship and what you hope to gain as part of your career goals, your transcript, and two letters of recommendation to:

Shanan Smiley
Conservation Biologist/Collections Manager
Mohonk Preserve Daniel Smiley Research Center
1000 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: NOV. 15, 2013

http://www.mohonkpreserve.org

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Cataloging Internship - Fall 2013, State Library of Massachusetts, 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.

Internship Description

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

The internship requires a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, starting immediately and continuing through the fall semester, with the possibility of extension.

During the internship you will:

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

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

∙ Edit existing cataloging records for monographs

∙ Create original cataloging records for monographs

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

∙ Reshelve the materials that you have cataloged

 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:

Laura Schaub

Cataloging Librarian

State Library of Massachusetts

laura.schaub@state.ma.us

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Tech Blogger, Slate

Slate is hiring a technology blogger to contribute to "Future Tense," our blog about emerging technologies and their impact on society and public policy.

The blogger will be responsible for writing at least three posts a day on topics like technology policy, social media, cybersecurity, privacy, and tech culture. You'll also cover the intersection of science and technology, like geoengineering, synthetic biology, and nanotechnology. We don't review gadgets, but we do discuss how they change our lives. You'll need to be able to spot great stories before everyone else--and you should have sharp opinions about them, too. It's essential that you be able to write clearly and quickly.

We strongly prefer applicants who could work from Slate's New York or Washington, D.C. offices but will consider great remote candidates as well. This is a contract position.

To apply, please send a cover letter; a résumé; three clips or writing samples (Word docs preferred), and a critique of Slate's technology coverage (no more than 400 words) via this posting. Applications are due Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Future Tense is a partnership of Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate. In addition to the Future Tense channel onSlate, we host live events in Washington and beyond on the most pressing technology questions of the moment. Learn more about Future Tense here.

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Children's Librarian, Taft Public Library, Mendon MA

Institution: Taft Public Library (Mendon, MA)

Job: Children's Librarian

Duties/Description: The Taft Public Library is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic professional to serve as its part-time Children's Librarian.  The Children's Librarian must display a commitment to providing high-quality library programming and services to an active and supportive community.  He or she will be responsible for weekly storytimes, a monthly book club, and other Children's Room events throughout the year including a popular Summer Reading program serving 250-300 children annually.  The 19 hour per week position will require some nights.

Working alongside the Library Director, the Children's Librarian will plan and implement library programs for children and families, develop publicity to promote library programs, assist in growing the Children's circulating collection, provide community outreach, conduct reference and reader's advisory services, and perform circulation desk responsibilities (including cataloging and book processing) as needed.  Occasional administrative work (including payroll) may be required in the absence of the Director.  

Education: Master's Degree in Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited institution or current enrollment in an accredited Library Science graduate program strongly preferred.  Candidates without an advanced degree may also apply, but must have a related BA/BS and a minimum of two years' experience working with children in a library setting.   Must have a thorough knowledge of children's literature and experience providing children's programming. 

Experience: Knowledge of public library operations and services.  Knowledge of automated library systems and current social networking sites.  Experience with creative play, arts and crafts for children preK-Grade 6.  Strong verbal and written skills.  Strong public presence when interacting with the community and with town departments.  Comfortability speaking before large groups.  Ability to work and collaborate as part of a team.  Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate tactfully and courteously with all ages.  Enthusiasm, a good sense of humor, and ability to be flexible required.

Salary: $17.00 - $20.52/hour

Closing date: Friday, October 18th, 2013

Send to: Submit letter of application and resume to:

Andrew Jenrich, Library Director/Head of Children's Services -

librarydirector@mendonma.gov

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Library Director, Derry Public Library, Derry NH

Derry Public Library seeks Library Director

(Yes, we're still looking):

This is our third recruitment for a full-time library director.  And we hope the third time's the charm!  Yes, we're picky.  Are you the Director we've been waiting for? ...who we've waited...for whom we have waited...whatever!  You'll be glad we waited!

Who we are:  Derry Public Library is located in Derry, NH (pop. 34,000), a community in southern New Hampshire with easy access (within an hour) to Boston, the mountains, the ocean and Maine.  We have a staff of 29 employees, including 8 full-time and 8 with MLS degrees.  In our newly renovated 23,000 sq. ft., two-level building we house a collection of 175,000 items, an annual circulation of 119,500 with 12,000-13,000 patron visits per month.  We have an active children's room, a full calendar of events for all ages, a vibrant online presence, a talented staff, and a supportive community and Board of Trustees.  Our budget this year was $1.17 million.  For more information about the Derry Public Library, visit our website at http://derrypl.org

We are seeking:  a collaborative leader, a motivator - even a visionary - to cultivate a relationship with the community, our patrons and our talented staff as we continue providing services in the ever changing landscape of public libraries.  All of the prerequisites of a 21stcentury library director are a given:  ALA accredited MLS; minimum of 5 years professional experience in a public library environment; experience in long range planning, budget development and management, personnel supervision, building preservation, community outreach, and technology development.  We are ultimately seeking an individual who can convey his/her enthusiasm for libraries to others to assure our library's place as an exciting and essential community resource.  See a full job description at:  http://derrypl.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Library-Director-passed-0912.pdf

What we offer:  Annual salary of $65,000-$70,000 depending on experience; 37.5 hour work week; benefits package including individual health, life, long- and short-term disability, and dental insurance; NH Retirement System membership; professional dues; holidays, sick and vacation days.

Closing date:  October 21, 2013

Send or submit electronically:  Cover letter, resume and at least three current professional references to trustees@derrypl.org or to:

Elizabeth Ives, Chair

Board of Trustees

Derry Public Library

64 E. Broadway

Derry, NH 03038

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Reference Librarian, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Libraries, Lubbock TX

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Libraries seeks a librarian for the position of Reference Librarian at the Preston Smith Library in Lubbock, TX. Reporting to the Senior Director of Public Services, the incumbent will provide reference assistance, including mediated searches and bibliographic instruction to students, faculty, and staff and participate as an instructor for orientation and training sessions. This position includes an opportunity for non-tenure faculty appointment in the TTUHSC School of Medicine.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
Provides reference assistance including mediated searching and bibliographic instruction
Provides library orientation and training sessions
Participates in library liaison program
Teach a variety of classes and course-integrated instruction
Participate in collection development activities
Contributes content to the Library web page
Assist other library staff in outreach services

Required Qualifications:
MLS/MLIS or the equilavant from an ALA-accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in a medical library environment.
Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service orientated, rapidly changing environment to accomplish mutual goals.
Ability to work independently.

Compensation:
Salary: $40,621.45 with excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:
To apply, access the Texas Tech University online employment site at http://jobs.texastech.edu. Select "Search Jobs" and enter Requisition number 89630. Attach the following to the online application: a letter of application, resume or vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and continue until the position is filled. 

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Executive Director, Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park, Westerly RI

The Board of Trustees of the Westerly Memorial and Library Association is seeking an
energetic and enthusiastic Executive Director to lead the Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park.


The Memorial and Library Association is a private non-profit corporation consisting of
Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park. The library and park combine to make a unique
and valued community asset with a long tradition of serving the Westerly, Rhode Island and
Stonington, Connecticut communities and their surrounding areas. The Association is a
public/private funded enterprise providing community library services in conjunction with
Wilcox Park. Additionally, the Hoxie Gallery is located within the library and is curated by
staff of the library. This unique situation provides an organization with an important, creative and broad mission in its service to the community.


The Executive Director is expected to manage, strengthen and build on these values and
tradition. The Executive Director must have core professional library skills in the
administration of a significant public library as well as creative abilities in managing the
historic park and assuring a synergy between the library and the park.


On an operational level, the Executive Director plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and
manages all operations and activities of the Memorial and Library Association; protects and preserves the assets of the Association; maintains fiscal responsibility by managing within the budget as approved by the Board; and represents the interests of the Association in all public and private forums. The Executive Director report to the Board of Trustees and, through the President of the Board, makes recommendations to the Board.


On a strategic level, the incoming Executive Director is expected to collaborate with the
Board, staff, patrons and community stakeholders to develop and modernize the existing
library and park programs by building upon the traditions of quality service and creative
outreach. She/he must have demonstrated leadership in all aspects of fund-raising.

MLS required

Minimum 10 years supervisory experience in a library setting or comparable environment

Experience leading a multi-service organization

Understands the impact of technology on libraries

Supervise approximately 30 Library and Park employees and coordinate all operational situations

Expanded job description available at http://www.westerlylibrary.org/contentmgr/showdetails.php/id/2124

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Head of Youth Services, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill MA

HAVERHILL PUBLIC LIBRARY - HEAD OF YOUTH SERVICES

 

Hours of Work:  Full-time/40 hours per work; flexible schedule includes evenings and weekends (September - May Sundays).

Salary Range:  $42,047 - $49,326 (Steps 1-5, City of Haverhill salary scale and benefits)

Reports To:  Library Director

 

This is a department head position with overall responsibility for Youth Services at a busy, service-oriented, urban library.  Under general direction, the Head of Youth Services supervises a staff of five, coordinates the delivery of services and programs to children and young adults; is responsible for bilingual collection development; insures effective communication with other departments; assists customers in identifying and locating appropriate materials using electronic, print and other resources; and trains customers in the use of all resources. 

 

Qualifications:

 

  •         Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited school
  •         A minimum of five (5) years progressive library experience, required
  •         A minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience, preferred
  •         Experience working with children and teens, required
  •         Experience with employee selection, training, and supervisory methods
  •         Demonstrated facility and experience with computers, Internet, and related electronic technology, including online resources and social networking tools,
  •         Demonstrated knowledge of library science and technology, including current library trends and best practices
  •         Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the community,
  •         Demonstrated ability to assess community needs and interpret them into library service.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit and use computers or other library equipment for extended periods
  • Ability to perform a moderate amount of bending, squatting, stooping, lifting, and stretching
  • Valid Massachusetts driver's license and travel by personal automobile frequently required

 

For Consideration:

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three references to cverny@mvlc.org or by postal mail to Carol Verny, Director, Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA, 01830, by October 11 for first consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

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Part Time Youth Services Librarian, Berwick Public Library, Berwick ME

The Berwick Public Library is accepting applications for a part time Youth Services Librarian for 10 hours per week; working Tuesdays and Wednesday 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm with occasional additional hours. Individual will plan and implement programs for preschool through teenage.  Significant interaction with the public; provides reader's advisory and reference services to youth and their parents. Focus is on youth programming; but will fulfill other duties as needed.  Good communications skills and computer literacy required.  

Qualifications:

  •  Knowledge of children's and YA programming highly desired
  • Bachelor's degree or Associate's degree
  • Proven record of strong customer service experience dealing with a variety of patrons
  • Prior experience working with children and families in a library or school setting
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong computer skills
  •  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 - 3 years in library services
  • MLS degree or candidate

 

$9.50/hr. to start. 

Applications received 10/1/2013 will receive priority

Accepting applications until position is filled

Interviews will begin 10/8/2013

Full job description available at: http://www.berwick.lib.me.us/

To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to: Melissa Saggerer, library director: msaggerer@berwickpubliclibrary.org

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Senior Director of Development, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

The University of Florida seeks a versatile and energetic Director / Senior Director of Development designs, implements and manages a fundraising and donor relations program for the George A. Smathers Libraries.  Serving as a senior member of the library administration, participates in strategic planning for development.  He/She works collaboratively with the library chairs and librarians, and has primary responsibility for directing library efforts that encompass gifts, donor stewardship, development of public support groups, fundraising event coordination and relations between the Libraries, the University of Florida Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. This position is responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and the stewardship of gift prospects and extensive travel is required. 

 

Minimum Requirements:
Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and eight years of appropriate experience.

The deadline for applications is open until filled.  Interested candidates should apply online at: http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/43150.

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Graduate Librarian 4, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

PROJECT MANAGER
 Graduate Librarian 4

Full Time

 

SALARY:

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

A high level professional supervisory position under the general direction of the Associate Head Librarian with overall responsibility for assigned project (s)

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Acts as Team Leader managing major initiative or service area (e.g., adult programming, adult collection, electronic resources & training, business/health/new American centers) by establishing targets, assigning and monitoring staff work, collecting and reporting metrics, and ensuring efforts are aligned with system strategic goals
  • Hires, trains, schedules, supervises, evaluates, and inspires reference librarians
  • Provides exemplary reference and reader's advisory service for customers; looks for opportunities to help customers feel welcome
  • Teaches customers and staff use of basic and specialized reference tools, computer, equipment, etc.
  • Builds, manages, maintains and promotes extraordinary collections in all formats
  • Plans and implements programming
  • Represents the library to the community
  • Performs a variety of direct public service work such as, but not limited to, conducting bibliographic searching, providing readers' advisory services, assisting with circulation duties as needed
  • Utilizes the best technological developments to enhance user's experience
  • Collaborates with fellow staff members, city agencies and organizations
  • Takes pride in our library, creating and maintaining beautiful displays and spaces
  • Maintains professional growth, stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship, engages in professional activities
  • Serves as Librarian-in-Charge as scheduled
  • Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in and experience with managing complex, challenging projects
  • Proven managerial, organizational and project management skills in a library organization
  • Evidence of leadership in the provision of knowledge access to library resources
    • Ability to form and nurture a productive team environment and work effectively with others
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines
    • Proven written and oral communication skills
  • Keep current with knowledge of trends, issues and methods of information access to library resources as well as emerging technology
  • Ability to plan short-term and long-term work objectives with staff
  • Ability to assign tasks and to follow-up to ensure quality of work and completeness of tasks
  • Ability to resolve conflict with staff/customers

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

All inquiries should be forwarded to the City of Worcester's Human Resources office at hr@worcesterma.gov.  Application deadline is Friday, September 27, 2013.

 

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Business Reference Adjunct Librarian (Part time), New York University, New York NY

A part-time Business Reference Adjunct Librarian position is available immediately for weekdays at Elmer H. Bobst Library at New York University.  This position is part of a reference team and will use print and electronic resources to provide business reference and research assistance available in-person, by phone, email and IM to students, faculty and staff of New York University. The position may also be assigned special projects in support of reference and research in Business & Government Information Services.    

 

Interested candidates should possess an MLS, have demonstrated reference experience and advanced knowledge of business reference resources. Knowledge of US and UN documents is preferred. 

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

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

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Scholarship opportunities from the American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 for students who are studying library science or school library media at the master's degree level.  Scholarships typically range from $1,500 to $7,000 per student per year.  The application and instructions are available online at http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/scholarships. The application deadline is March 1, 2014.

There are many types of scholarships available for the study of librarianship.  These include scholarships for students who are interested in children's librarianship, youth librarianship, federal librarianship, new media and library automation.  In addition, there
are also scholarships available for minorities, persons with disabilities and for people who are already employed in libraries but do not have an MLS.

To be considered for one of these scholarships, applicants must attend a masters program in library and information science that has been accredited by the ALA.

Applicants interested in school librarianship must attend a program that meets ALA curriculum guidelines for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  Complete guidelines and instructions for the nationally reviewed and recognized NCATE/AASL school librarianship education programs are available on the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) website.

The scholarship process is open annually from September through March.


For more information, visit http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/scholarships or call the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4279.

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First Year Instruction & Outreach Librarian, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA

The University Library is seeking a creative, dynamic and energetic individual to join our faculty. The First Year Instruction & Outreach Librarian must be passionate about teaching freshmen, both in-person and online. The successful candidate will be inspired by user-centered library services and excited about outreach to student communities. As our science liaison, the person in this position must have a demonstrated interest in teaching students in the School of Science & Technology. We are looking for a team player with the ability to bring fresh ideas to the table as well as collaborate and build consensus. This position will provide a fun and challenging opportunity for the right person to explore a variety of directions for professional growth and development.

 

The University Library in the Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center is located just 50 miles north of San Francisco in beautiful  Sonoma County. As faculty members, librarians take a lead role in campus activities and governance.  Scholarship and service to the campus and community are expected.

 

This position requires an ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS, or equivalent.

 

Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian.   Salary range: $57,084 - $72,132, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package.

For a complete job description and application instructions, go to:  http://library.sonoma.edu/about/jobs.php

Deadline for applications is Friday, October 18, 2013.

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Cataloging Volunteer, Congregational Library, Boston MA

We'd like to find a volunteer who is interested in gaining cataloging experience. We're a special research library with many 19th century books and pamphlets. If you have 2-3 hours per week to volunteer and are interested in an opportunity to increase your cataloging skills, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Claudette Newhall

Librarian

Congregational Library

American Congregational Association

14 Beacon Street

Boston, MA 02108

617-523-0470 x 229

cnewhall@14beacon.org

http://www.congregationallibrary.org

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Volunteers, Library Family Fall Fest, Brookline Public Library

Caroline Richardson from The Brookline Public Library is looking for volunteers to help with the Library Family Fall Fest on October 17th from 2-5pm. Volunteers will help with community outreach, face-and-pumpkin painting, and other fun activities.


Please contact Caroline at 617-730-2342 or email her at crichardson@minlib.net.

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Physical Sciences Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University, Chapel Hill NC

Physical Sciences Librarian, University Library

Available December 1, 2013

 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks an entrepreneurial and technologically-adept subject librarian for the physical sciences. The Physical Sciences Librarian will join a dynamic team of science, health science and bioinformatics librarians who carry out an expanding program of research support, course- and curriculum-integrated instruction, and data services. The Physical Sciences Librarian will be responsible for outreach, instruction, research and data support services, and collection development for assigned communities. These will be drawn from among chemistry, physics, astronomy, statistics, pure and applied mathematics and applied sciences, based on the successful candidate's qualifications and library needs.  The individual in this position reports to the Head of Kenan Science Information Services and is a member of the Health and Natural Sciences Team.

 

The Physical Sciences Librarian will actively develop and sustain effective working relationships and foster collaborations and partnerships with the faculty, students and administrators in assigned areas and across the Libraries.  The Librarian will actively monitor research and teaching programs within assigned areas as well as relevant developments at the campus, UNC-system and national level, and will develop content for assigned subject areas including course guides, subject guides and other instructional and outreach materials.  In concert with library-wide initiatives, the individual in this position will identify opportunities and develop services to support the curation of research data across the entire data life-cycle.  The successful candidate will be well-versed in current and emerging trends in data science, scholarly communication and science librarianship, and will possess the ability to apply new technologies to a broad range of library applications.

 

The Physical Sciences Librarian will participate in Library-wide initiatives and serve on committees and task forces as needed, and will participate as appropriate in professional activities and organizations.  Demonstrated professional achievement, service, and scholarly/creative activity are required for reappointment and promotion in rank.

 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an exciting nexus of research and innovation and receives over $232K per faculty FTE (ranked 4th in the U.S.) in governmental contracts and grants revenue. The library collaborates with numerous interdisciplinary groups focusing on science, informatics, and institution-wide initiatives such RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute); the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS); the consistently top-ranked School of Information and Library Science (SILS); the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Energy Frontier Research Center

 

The Kenan Science Library, located in Venable Hall within the Department of Chemistry, is a new space with a Collaboratory that is evolving into a user-centered makerspace The physical collections are located in the Science Library Annex in Wilson Library. For more information, seehttp://www.lib.unc.edu/science/.

 

 

Qualifications

 

Required: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science. Two years' experience providing research services in an academic, special or research library. Demonstrated ability to successfully support the teaching, learning and research work of one or more scientific research communities. Proficient with a broad range of productivity applications and research databases used in STEM disciplines. Effective oral and written communication skills; excellent analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collegially in a complex environment. Strong commitment to user-centered public service. The ability to work effectively with diverse library users and staff. Evidence of initiative and innovation in delivering library services.

 

Preferred: Bachelor's or advanced degree in astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or a related science. Three to five years' experience in an academic, special or research library. Experience with research data management. Experience with assessment methods, metrics, and tools, and the application of these to decision-making and planning. Experience with makerspaces and emerging technologies. Effective project management skills. Teaching experience including experience with instructional design.

 

 

The University and The Libraries

 

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

 

 

 

The Region

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

 

 

Salary and Benefits

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

 

 

Deadline for Application

Review of applications will begin on September 17, 2013.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

 

 

To Apply

Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/30951 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor.  Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

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Senior Reference Librarian and Instruction Coordinator, Fairfield University Library, Fairfield CT

We invite applications from creative, flexible, self-motivated librarians with a strong public services commitment and a vision and enthusiasm for teaching and technology to join collegial team. The successful candidate will be hired at the Librarian II level. The position may include occasional evening and weekend hours.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides dynamic leadership in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of the Library's instruction program. Creates and maintains web-based and print instructional resources. Provides Reference Desk coverage. Participates in the Library Liaison program.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

MLS from ALA accredited program. Two or more years professional academic reference department experience required. Teaching experience using active learning techniques and demonstrated ability to plan user education programs. Demonstrated technological competencies. Must be self-directed, well organized, and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, with a variety of audiences. Flexibility, creativity, energy, and ability to work in a changing environment, and with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team.

 

Highly Desirable:

Innovative application of web-based tools and software in the design and delivery of instruction. Second Master's degree in a related field.

 

CAMPUS AND LIBRARY:
Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit institution that prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world. Founded in 1942 after the purchase of the adjoining estates of Jennings and Lashar off North Benson Road in Fairfield, the University has grown from an initial class of 303 undergraduate male students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences in 1947 into a coeducational university of more than 5,000 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing studies students enrolled in six distinct schools. Along the way, the University has awarded more than 45,000 degrees since 1951, and has developed a reputation for educational excellence both regionally and nationally. DiMenna-Nyselius Library provides access to 700,000 volumes in a state-of-the-art building. 

 

TO APPLY:

Submit letter of application, resume, and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to JoAnn Garrity, Administrative assistant, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 06824-5195, or directed electronically tolibrarian@fairfield.edu. Preference given to applications received by October 11. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The salary exceeds the Connecticut Library Association minimum.

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Social Science Librarian, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State MS

Join Mississippi State University Libraries' (@msu_libraries) thriving library program as the Social Science Librarian and become part of a patron-focused Reference Department. A student-centered premier research university with a Carnegie High Research Activity designation and a student body of over 20,000, Mississippi State University (MSU) is located in historic Starkville, MS, with all the convenience and amenities of a college town http://visit.starkville.org/. Find out more about MSU and the MSU Libraries by visiting http://msstate.edu/ and http://library.msstate.edu/.

 

Position Function: This position will be one of a twelve-member team responsible for the Reference and Campus Outreach Services to Mississippi State University students, staff and faculty. Will collaborate with team members to ensure the effective delivery of user services, including reference, instruction, outreach and collection management in an information-and technology-intensive environment. Reports to the Coordinator of Reference. 

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program  

Preferred Qualifications: Additional graduate degree in the Social Sciences or other applicable disciplines; experience with statistical packages, GIS and/or data visualization tools; experience working with Data sets in the Social Sciences; experience with chat-based reference; recent academic reference experience; experience with instructional design.  

Visit https://www.jobs.msstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1378736991433 to apply.

 

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Librarian, Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Winsted CT

POSITION:    Librarian (Public, Reference, Technical Services & Information Literacy)

                        Community College Professional 18

                        35 hours per week (Full-Time) / 12-Month Tenure Track Position

 

Anticipated Starting Date:  December 27, 2013

 

Northwestern Connecticut Community College is seeking an innovative and student-oriented librarian to join a team-oriented, academic library. This position requires the ability to work some evenings and Saturdays, as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution and a strong commitment to public services, including one to four years of related experience in an academic library, and a demonstrated passion for teaching information literacy skills to individuals and classes. Candidates must also have: experience with developing and administrating learning assessment tools; effective interpersonal, oral, written, and online communication skills; experience leading or supervising others; ability to work independently, 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. Other duties may be assigned.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated ability to create digital resources. 

 

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 Director of Library Services, the candidate performs a broad range of public services in the library, including information literacy instruction; reference and circulation services; technical services and collection development.

 

MINIMUM SALARY

$59,471 approximate annual, plus excellent medical insurance, retirement and related fringe benefits.

 

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ELECTRONICALLY

(Only complete application packages will be accepted for consideration)

You may email your application package to NW-HumanResources@nwcc.commnet.edu

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 12, 2013

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Librarian for Business and Economics, New York University, New York NY

Librarian for Business and Economics
New York University

NYU Libraries seeks a subject specialist in business and economics to support the research and teaching programs of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the FAS Department of Economics, the Stern School of Business and other departments and programs across the university.  The librarian serves as a library liaison with special emphases on building and curating collections in all formats; developing a program of extensive outreach, instruction, consultation, and research support services; and delivering responsive and innovative information services.  The Librarian for Business and Economics supports faculty and student data research needs and makes effective use of statistical methods, system and tools.  Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong collaborative relationships with faculty and students and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs.

The Librarian for Business and Economics is a tenure track position based in the Research Commons, and a member of the Business and Government Information Services group in the Public Services Division, NYU Libraries.   The successful candidate works collaboratively with other social science librarians, the Data Services team and colleagues at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai to deliver statistical and numerical services related to business and economics, and takes a leadership role on selected projects and initiatives.  Librarians at NYU participate in Library-wide committees and professional activities outside of NYU; and monitor developments and best practices to help ensure the excellence of the NYU collections and research support services.

New York University Libraries:  Library facilities at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 4 million volumes.  New York University is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Research Libraries Group, the Digital Library Federation; serves as the administrative headquarters of the Research Library Association of South Manhattan, a consortium that includes three academic institutions; and is affiliated with The New-York Historical Society.  For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree; a second master's degree will be required for tenure
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in economics or business or related social science discipline
  • Public service experience in an academic library, including reference, instruction, or collection development
  • Demonstrated public service orientation and knowledge of user needs for teaching, learning, and research
  • Demonstrated experience working with statistical datasets and the ability to effectively communicate with faculty, students and staff about textural, numerical and spatial data resources
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex organization
  • Creative, service-oriented approach to problem solving
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library
  • Knowledgeable in the issues surrounding scholarly communications

 

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in economics
  • Experience with quantitative or qualitative packages for statistical analysis, e.g., Stats, SPSS, SAS, Atlas.ti
  • Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations

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

New York University Libraries:  Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and our first "portal campus", in NYU Abu Dhabi. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the OCLC Research Library Partnership. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with the New-York Historical Society and the Brooklyn Historical Society. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf.

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

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Part-time Assistant Librarian, Seabrook Library, Seabrook NH

The Seabrook Library in Seabrook, NH, has an opening for a part time Assistant Circulation/Reference/Technology Librarian.

The ideal candidate must have an MLS from an accredited program; be self-motivated and able to work with only general supervision; and possess excellent computer literacy, communications and customer service skills. Familiarity with TLC or comparable ILS a plus. Pleasant, easygoing demeanor, patience and a sense of humor essential. Reports to the Library Director, but is a team player. Punctuality and work ethic required.

·         Troubleshoot technological issues using  new means of information access

·         Assist patrons in finding and using appropriate materials in all formats.

·         Provide technical support to patrons and staff on new technologies, including one-on-one tutoring

·         Other duties as assigned

 

8 hours per week on Thursdays from 10 am to 6 pm, to start.  $12.00 per hour, no benefits.

Candidate must pass a criminal background check prior to start date.

 

Applicants should send or email a letter of interest and qualifications, resume and three references to:

Ann Robinson, Library Director

Seabrook Library

25 Liberty Lane

Seabrook, NH 03874

arobinson@sealib.org

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Evening & Weekend Access and Delivery Services Supervisor, Yale University, New Haven CT

Evening & Weekend Access and Delivery Services Supervisor / Supervisor 2

Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Salary Grade:  M&P 22

Requisition:  #22693BR

www.yale.edu/jobs

 

Schedule:          Full-Time (37.5 hours per week); Sunday-Thursday, 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm; Occasional recess days and holidays required  

 

The University and the Library:

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

 

Position Focus:       

Reporting to the Head of Access and Delivery Services for the Medical Library, this position provides direct oversight for the library's evening and weekend access and delivery services. The Manager assists in planning and implementing new services, and supporting and improving existing services. Supervises and works closely with the entire Access and Delivery Services (ADS) Team and student assistants to provide users valuable services that support their information and research needs. Motivates and coaches staff to ensure excellent customer service, cultivates teamwork, and promotes a culture in which change is welcomed and supported. Responsible for a range of managerial duties relating to access and delivery services in the Medical Library.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

1.      Manages the daily work of the ADS team to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of access services operations, including reserves, document delivery, interlibrary loan and stacks maintenance operations, and all services provided at the circulation and information desks.

2.      Supervises 3 FTE Clerical and Technical staff and 4 students. Hires, trains, coaches, and evaluates staff and student assistants. Motivates staff and is responsible for ensuring high quality public services and productivity.

3.      Develops, recommends and participates in planning and implementation of new policies and innovative services, and interprets policies for staff.  Writes documentation and revises the staff policies and procedures manual. 

4.      Responsible for process and workflow improvement, including investigating technologies to successfully accomplish the work of the department. Responsible for inventory control and trouble-shooting technical and software issues. As appropriate assists with relations and negotiations with other departments and external vendors.

5.      Schedules staff hours. Ensures service desk coverage during holidays, recess periods, and occasions of inclement weather.

6.      Ensures that the physical library is an inviting and welcoming space for visitors. Works with University Security to guarantee the safety of patrons, staff and collections, and ensures that proper security measures are followed. Works closely with Facilities when necessary to maintain a safe and functional environment in the evenings and weekend hours.

7.      Oversees stacks maintenance and projects.

8.      Advances the initiatives of university departments, including but not limited to maintaining databases for the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation and creating bibliographies with persistent URLs in support of the Internal Medicine Curriculum.

9.      May also participate and coordinate the activities of other related services and operations in conjunction with other units such as the Library Shelving Facility and West Campus operations. 

10.  Required to work occasional holidays and recess days.  

11.  Maybe required to assist in disaster recovery efforts.

12.  May be assigned to work at the West Campus Yale University located in West Haven, CT.

 

Required Education and Experience:

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

 

Required Skills and Abilities:

1.      Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and work in a team environment.

2.      Supervisory skills and project management experience.  Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines.

3.      Experience and strong commitment to public service.  Excellent customer service skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills.  .

4.      Excellent computer hardware and software skills, including demonstrated proficiency in using multiple Microsoft Office applications.

5.      Flexibility, agility and enthusiasm for working in a changing, technology-oriented environment. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.

 

Salary and Benefits:

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

 

Applications consisting of a cover letterresume, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references should be submitted by creating an account and applying online at www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is 22693BR Please be sure to reference #22693BR in your cover letter.

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Systematic Review Search Librarian (temporary position), Prevention Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA

Overview:

The Prevention Research Center's project CHOICES assesses the comparative-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of approximately 40 interventions aimed at reducing childhood obesity, including policy changes, programs, and interventions that have been identified as effective, promising or prevalent.

Primary Responsibilities:

Our research team is looking for short-term assistance from a librarian skilled in creating systematic review search strategies related to physical activity and nutrition interventions, programs and policies. Specifically, the incumbent will be required to translate information supplied by the team and create a working search strategy modified for a variety of databases including but not limited to Pub Med, Econ Lit, Embase, Policy File. The incumbent will also be responsible for maintaining a detailed record of their process and instructions for future use.

Qualifications:

  • Library Sciences graduate or current student with at least one year of experience.
  • Must be willing to work approximately 20 hours per week for approximately one month.
  • Experience with databases and writing complex search strategies including multiple functions (e.g., truncation, wild cards) in a variety of databases.
  • Knowledge of physical activity, nutrition, and/ or childhood obesity research, interventions, policies, and/ or programs (or some combination of)
  • Work located at 401 Park Dr, Boston, MA 02215

Compensation: Depends on experience; this is a temporary, part-time position

To Apply: If interested, send cover letter and resume to Katie Giles at cgiles@hsph.harvard.edu. Please put SR Search Librarian in the subject line. Please provide 3 references

 

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Director, NYU Shanghai Library, Shanghai China

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

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

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai's faculty and students. Drawing on the resources and infrastructure of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population. NYU Shanghai opened in September 2013 with a freshman class of 300 students, and is expected to grow over eight years to a target undergraduate student population of 2400 along with selected graduate programs. The NYU Shanghai Library also serves an active NYU Study Abroad program.

In consultation with NYU Libraries and consistent with the NYU library mission and programs, the Director of the NYU Shanghai Library will provide leadership in 1) establishing library services and programs that supports NYU Shanghai's academic and programmatic mission and 2) implementing and directing ongoing operations of the library. The position reports jointly to the Dean, Division of Libraries at NYU and the Provost, NYU Shanghai.

In close coordination with NYU New York, the position will direct the implementation of the library program for NYU Shanghai, including program start-up and expansion, staff recruitment and development, facilities requirements, development of joint services with NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi, resource management for the library's budget, and development of policies for library operations and services. The Director of the NYU Shanghai Library will work closely with colleagues in the NYU Division of Libraries and at NYU Abu Dhabi to develop services that optimize library staff and resources across the NYU Libraries. The Director also works closely with the senior staff of NYU Shanghai to plan and implement phased-in on-site services. The incumbent will be based in Shanghai, with some travel required to NYU New York.


Principal Duties

• Responsible for the planning, project management, coordination and implementation of library services and policies at NYU Shanghai in conjunction with NYU New York Division of Libraries counterparts, including collection development, technical services, public services, and facilities, as well as front end library and academic technology support services. Faculty technology support services, including support for digital scholarship and instructional technology, are provided in collaboration with NYU Shanghai Academic Affairs.
• Participate in NYU Shanghai campus and program planning and ongoing program development.
• Recruit, develop and manage an outstanding library staff, and provide direction for the continuing recruitment, selection, orientation, development, training and retention of library staff.
• Lead the effective and efficient ongoing operation of all aspects of library service on the NYU Shanghai campus consistent with the mission and service philosophy of NYU Shanghai and NYU New York.
• Develop and manage the NYU Shanghai library budget in collaboration with NYU New York.
• Oversee the development of print and digital collections, including participation in joint NYU-wide collection development, acquisitions and processing.
• Develop productive relationships and collaborations with the Shanghai academic and research library community.

Required Qualifications

• ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent.
• Minimum 3 years successful administrative experience and at least 5 years managing and/or supervising a department in an academic setting, including budget and personnel management.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in implementing innovative user services and technologies in the library program.
• Demonstrated experience in assessment, planning and program development.
• Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic library and information services, instructional/information technologies, and scholarly communication.
• Knowledge of developments in higher education that affect research libraries, scholarly process, and the University's core mission in teaching, learning and research.
• Ability to work with others in a team environment and communicate complex issues and perspectives to project team representatives across a global network.
• Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills.
• Strong commitment to service excellence.
• Ability to work in a Chinese business and cultural environment, including basic language skills

Preferred
• Second masters degree
• Experience in a research university library
• Deep knowledge of Chinese culture and the ability to speak its national dialect fluently
• College or university library start-up, renovation or construction experience
• Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
• Prior international experience

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

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

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Cataloging Bibliographer, Baker & Taylor - YBP Library Services, Contoocook NH

Open until filled

Cataloging Bibliographer

Job Description
Perform subject analysis for a broad range and depth of academic library materials, both print and digital. Assign LC & Medical Subject Headings as appropriate. Assign LC, NLM, Dewey, and Canadian Classification numbers. Create full level cataloging records using MARC (or other metadata format) following AACR2 or RDA as appropriate. Supply library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required. Verify headings against the LC Authority File. Upgrade LC CIP and other less-than-full-level records.

Qualifications
BA/BS degree required and equivalent library/vendor knowledge preferred. MLS degree preferred. Ability to work in a production environment and spend the majority of the day working at a PC. Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. Ability to prioritize and work independently and as part of a team. Experience in cataloging is preferred, but we will train the right person with the aptitude and skills. Practical and theoretical knowledge of Dewey and/or LC Classification scheme, MARC 21 Bibliographic and/or AACR2r is desirable. PC skills, OCLC experience or experience using automated library systems for cataloging or acquisitions is preferred.

Address:
YBP Library Services
a Baker & Taylor Company
999 Maple Street
Contoocook, NH 03229

Apply in person or at the following web site: http://www.baker-taylor.com/
Click "Careers" at the bottom of the page.

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Head of Reference, Beverly Public Library, Beverly MA

JOB OPENING: Head of Reference, Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA.

We are looking for an innovative, info-savvy librarian to lead the reference department in a busy library (population 40,000).  Our reference department provides customer service, tech-help and information to both
patrons and staff, as well as serving as our switchboard.  In addition to supervising a full time and a part time reference librarian, the Head of Reference supervises and coordinates the reference services among the many additional professional librarians who take shifts in the department to provide continuous coverage while we are open.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•       Responsible for professional and supervisory work in planning, implementing, and managing a comprehensive program of service for the Reference Department.  Maintains Plan of Service for Reference Department and staff manuals, etc. as needed.  Keeps informed about issues, services, and innovations related to Reference Department.  The work requires the exercise of considerable skill, initiative, and independent judgment.
•       Trains and supervises Reference Department personnel.
•       Schedules and holds regular meetings with other reference staff to discuss reference services, problems, new software, etc.  Also schedules and holds meetings with all library staff members who work shifts at the reference desk, to go over procedures, changes, new resources, new technology, etc. that they might need to know while working the desk.
•       Selects materials for Reference Collection, Periodical Collection, and Beverly Room Collection.  Keeps track of ongoing expenditures for these collections.
•       Oversees the selection of online resources, including databases and other information tools. Tracks usage statistics and expenditures for these collections.
•       Responsible for working at the Reference Desk to assist patrons in a friendly and professional manner with their information needs.  Responds to Reference requests that come in via mail, email, telephone, fax, etc.
•       Establishes a "customer service" attitude for all those working at the reference desk.
•       Participates in manning the 24/7 reference chat during library's scheduled coverage time.
•       Collects appropriate statistics on reference use.  Reports statistics to Library Director.
•       Participates as required in the preparation of the annual budget.  Keeps track of money spent; anticipates costs for coming fiscal year.
•       Participates in both selection and collection development for the adult collection.
•       Oversees the maintenance and weeding of the Adult Non-Fiction collection.
•       Serves as the library liaison with the NOBLE IT personnel.
•       Instructs patrons in the use of the online catalog and other Library resources.
•       Troubleshoots various equipment, such as microform machines, PCs, printers, fax machines, etc.  Maintains and upgrades PC's, printers and software.
•       Coordinates and supervises volunteers for the Reference department.
•       Develops and oversees digitization of local history materials and other special collections.

Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association, plus a minimum of three years experience  in a public library setting. Proficiency in working with a variety of software, including Microsoft Office, ILS systems (Evergreen preferred), standard databases, etc.

Salary:
$48,613 - $61,399

Closing Date:
October 4, 2013

Send letter of application and resume to Patricia Cirone, Library Director, Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915 or email cirone@noblenet.org

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Manager of Content Strategy, SapientNitro, Boston MA

Job Title:
Manager of Content Strategy

Job Summary:
As Manager of Content Strategy, you provide leadership to the content team by understanding, applying and disseminating content best practices as part of a larger, cross-functional team. You collaborate with the Creative team to understand and help support client objectives and user requirements by:

Responsibilities:

  • Providing high-level content and brand recommendations that help clients and their users achieve their goals based on information obtained through site audits, competitive assessments, user testing, and site metrics
  • Creating or reviewing site structure and nomenclature for the most intuitive presentation of content
  • Establishing and/or maintaining editorial standards and accuracy/quality of content
  • Creating and/or implementing an editorial calendar to align site releases with product launches, seasonal promotions, and more
  • Generating or overseeing an inventory/matrix of all site content, including related assets
  • Writing original copy for websites and other properties, which adheres to the standards and recommendations you have set forth
  • Overseeing content migration and creating or reviewing associated documentation
  • Defining governance/workflow of content creation based on stakeholder interviews and an understanding of the client's technological capabilities
  • Evaluating CMS packages and determining or contributing to selection criteria
  • Frequent travel may be required

Experience Guidelines:

  • 5-7 years' experience in online content strategy, some in an agency/consulting environment
  • Experience leading content or cross-functional teams

 

Education:
Degree in English, Journalism, Technical Writing or similar preferred

Interested candidates should submit a resume to Alicia Priselac, apriselac@sapient.com 

About SapientNitro

SapientNitro, part of Sapient, is the world's first customer experience company.  We create and engineer highly relevant experiences that accelerate business growth and fuel brand advocacy for our clients.  By combining multi-channel marketing, multi-channel commerce, and the technology that binds them, we influence customer behavior across the spectrum of content, communication and commerce channels, resulting in deeper, more meaningful relationships between customers and brands. SapientNitro services global leaders such as Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Mars, Singapore Airlines, Target, and Vodafone through our operations in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit www.sapientnitro.com or follow us on Twitter @sapientnitro.

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Library Intern, Management Sciences for Health, Cambridge MA

Institution: Management Sciences for Health

 

Job: Library Intern

 

Start date: October 1, 2013

 

About MSH:

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization composed of approximately 2,500 people from 74 nations. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.

 

Job overview:

MSH seeks an undergraduate or graduate student to work as a library intern with its librarian and Organizational Learning team. In conjunction with the Office Strategic Development and Communications (SDC), the position with the MSH library provides interns with a unique opportunity to gain experience in a special library in the public health field as well as to see first-hand the information needs of an international non-governmental organization.  This internship is through December of 2013, with the possibility of extension through one academic year.

 

This unpaid internship will allow the Library Intern to:

  1. Gain an understanding of the information needs of a global organization working in public health.
  2. Acquire day-to-day experience working in a special library with a solo librarian.
  3. Gain familiarity with a variety of aspects of library services.

 

Overall Responsibilities

The Library Intern creates technical briefs in public health areas and provides circulation, cataloging, and research support to the MSH librarian.

 

  1. Create technical briefs in public health areas (including Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health; HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis; and Family Planning/Reproductive Health).
  2. Process print and electronic documents for MSH's corporate archive.
  3. Assist with day to day library needs as well as reference and research requests as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

  1. Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree (MLIS candidates preferred but equivalent undergraduate or library work experience will be considered).
  2. Excellent research and writing skills.
  3. Ability to work independently and to exercise initiative and judgment.
  4. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  5. Ability to work on site at MSH's Cambridge, Mass. location 5-10 hours per week.

 

Please submit resumes along with a writing sample by September 20, 2013. Materials may be submitted to:
Karen Frenchu
Management Sciences for Health
784 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139

(617)-250-9090 (Fax)

(kfrenchu@msh.org)

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Open Call: Communications Committee, New England Archivists

OPEN CALL: Communications Committee

We are looking for reliable and motivated people willing to learn and to challenge themselves with projects and activities marketing NEA's news, meetings, workshops, and other activities to our members and to other archivists and information professionals in New England and the broader region. 

OPEN POSITIONS
1. Listserv announcements
We are looking for someone to be in charge of sending out listserv announcements from this committee. This includes writing or editing the text and sending it to multiple listservs (if appropriate) and maintaining the accuracy of the email contacts list.

2. Social media (new!)
We are looking for someone to help NEA establish a more dynamic presence on our social media websites. The job includes actively posting on a regular schedule and/or setting up online events (TBD). In addition we will want this person to set up a Pinterest page and possibly another social media page like Instagram.

3. Press releases and media contact
We are looking for someone to oversee press releases for meetings, workshops, or other NEA events: writing, editing, and emailing them to the press. This person will also be the Communication Committee's media contact. This person will also maintain the accuracy of the press contacts list.

IN ADDITION:
All members are asked to look over text written for meetings, press releases, and other publicity announcements for grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors. Members are also asked to fact-check and edit content for consistency.

Members are also always welcome to suggest ideas specific to their skill sets and talents.
Members serve for two years.

For questions or to apply:
Send an email to Jessica Tanny, Chair of the NEA Communications Committee, at jtanny @ gmail [dot] com with the activities you are most interested in. We will accept new applications until all activities are covered. Members will be added on a first-come, first-served basis

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Research Informationist, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, UCLA, Los Angeles CA

Department: Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

Rank and Salary:

Assistant Librarian II - III ($48,504 - $49,464)

Associate Librarian I - VII ($49,464 - $70,956)

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

* Provide information services to students, faculty, and researchers throughout the research life cycle,

* Provide expert search services for systematic reviews and other intensive research projects,

* Serve as liaison for outreach, instruction, and collection services for disciplines which have significant data needs, such as: biostatistics, cardiology, epidemiology, genetics, infectious disease, oncology, and pediatrics,

* Develop and deliver a curriculum of instruction in data management across all disciplines,

* Provide data management advice and individualized consultations for groups and individuals working with research data,

* Assist researchers in locating data available for re-use and advise on appropriate repositories for sharing data,

* Advise students and researchers on intellectual property issues relation to data sets and to publications,

* Develop and maintain web-based resources for training in best practices in data management,

* Maintain familiarity with funder policies relevant to data management, such as NIH's data sharing policy and NSF's data management plan requirement, and communicate new requirements to relevant campus stakeholders,

* Assist researchers and staff with meeting the requirements of the NIH Public Access Policy,

* Participate in library-wide groups on data management and scholarly communications,

* Contribute to the Biomedical Library and the UCLA Library's communications vehicles, including but not limited to the Library's web site, LibGuides, and social media,

* Contribute to the UCLA Library and the Schools and Departments it serves by participating on committees, task forces, and other formal engagements, including but not limited to those related to data management,

* Contribute to the profession and represent the UCLA Library in the academic, scholarly, and professional community, and

* Serve as a member of the UCLA Library team and work to further the overall goals of the UCLA Library.



Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply online.  Applications should include: a cover letter describing qualifications and experience; a current curriculum vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and the names and phone numbers for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.



Candidates applying by November 11, 2013, will be given first consideration.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

For your convenience, the complete posting can be viewed here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00080

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Head - Public Services Division, Health Sciences Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland Canada

Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a permanent tenure‐track position in the University Library System.


Head, Public Services Division
Health Sciences Library


QUALIFICATIONS:

Memorial University Libraries are searching for a dedicated and forward‐thinking individual, with a commitment to excellence in user services, to manage the Public Services Division of the Health Sciences Library. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership and organizational skills and an enthusiasm for identifying and implementing innovations for continuous service improvements. S/he will have a proven aptitude for personnel management and for working cooperatively, collaboratively and consultatively with others. S/he must also show independent thought and decision‐making skills. The chosen candidate must have the demonstrated ability to set and achieve
goals, oversee operations and projects, anticipate divisional needs, and develop and implement policy. S/he should be knowledgeable in current library issues and technologies with particular emphasis on instruction, reference, circulation, reserves and document delivery.

An ALA‐accredited masters' degree is required. The successful candidate will have a minimum of four years of professional public services experience within an academic library, preferably including some experience within an academic health sciences library. We anticipate that the candidate will also have several years of supervisory experience managing staff. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary. Strong analytical and problem‐solving
abilities are essential, with a comfort level in extending those skills to operational software issues and technological changes. Familiarity with circulation and document delivery operations, particularly Sirsi/Dynix and Relais systems, would be assets. Familiarity with information resources specific to the health sciences would also be an asset.

DESCRIPTION:

This position is responsible for the management and coordination of activities of the division, which includes instruction, reference, circulation, reserves and document delivery. The Head, Public Services Division, provides leadership and guidance to members of the division, which is comprised of four public service librarians and seven library support staff. This position reports to the Associate University Librarian (Health Sciences) and assists in the overall administration of and planning for the Health Sciences Library. It represents the division in a variety of forums, including the CAUL‐CBUA document delivery group. The incumbent also participates with the other health sciences librarians in the provision of information services, collection development and liaison services.

All librarians at Memorial are expected to contribute to the library profession, the University, or the community through participation in Library or University wide committees, professional associations, or community projects. The successful candidate will be encouraged to pursue scholarly or professional activities that contribute to the research and creative environment of the University

The Health Sciences Library is a branch of the Memorial University Libraries system. It supports the faculty, staff and students of Memorial University's Faculty of Medicine and the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, as well as the staff of the Health Sciences Centre site of the Eastern Regional Health Authority. The Library also supports the information needs of health care professionals throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

For more details about us, see http://www.library.mun.ca/hsl.
The current Collective Agreement can be found at http://www.mun.ca/munfa/collagree.htm

Memorial University of Newfoundland is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to
18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's, a very safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

SALARY:


An appointment at the rank of Librarian II or III is anticipated.  Salary is based on experience and qualifications. Librarians at Memorial University are Academic Staff Members as per the collective agreement. The salary floor for Librarian II is $64,514 and Librarian III is $72,670, as of September 1, 2012. Memorial offers standard academic benefits which includes opportunities for professional development and research leave.

PROCEDURE:

Deadline for receipt of applications is October 18, 2013. Please cite competition # VPA‐HSCL‐2013‐001. Processing of applications will begin upon receipt.

Interested qualified individuals should send a resume and the names and contact information of three references, including mailing addresses, e‐mail addresses, and telephone numbers, to:

Lorraine Busby                                                                      
University Librarian                                                                  
Memorial University Libraries                                              
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL  Canada A1B 3Y1


Tel:      (709) 864‐3862
Fax:    (709) 864‐2153

Email: univlib@mun.ca


Memorial University of Newfoundland is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Floater Librarian, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for two part-time Floater Librarian positions. The successful candidates must be available to work days, nights and/or weekends to staff public service desks at various locations as assigned and will participate in reference services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting. The Floater Librarian will perform various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of professional literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services. Floaters must serve in the position for a full year before being considered for other positions. 

 

2 Part-time positions available, 18 hours per week

 

Salary:  $23.08 - $31.12 per hour, DOQ

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  •          A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school
  •          Specialized subject knowledge and competency in world languages desirable
  •          Knowledge of basic bibliographic tools/sources and excellent reference techniques

 

Requirements

1.       Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

2.       Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

3.       CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

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

 

Deadline for application: September 30, 2013

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Early Literacy Children's Librarian, Boston Public Library, East Boston Branch, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for an Early Literacy Children's Librarian I position in the new East Boston Branch opening on November 2, 2013. The successful candidate will participate in services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting with emphasis on service to children and will perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and service with a concentration on children.

 

Salary:  $42,000 - $56,638, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education

  • A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. 
  • Courses in children's literature and early literacy and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school. 
  • Storytelling, infant brain development, and/or early literacy concept courses and/or experience desirable.

 

Experience

  • Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work.
  • Knowledge of the techniques of programming for children.

 

Requirements

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

 

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

 

Deadline for application: September 30, 2013

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Graduate Student Civic Engagement Liaison, Scott/Ross Center for Community Service, Simmons College

The Scott/Ross Center for Community Service is offering an exciting opportunity for graduate students. 

The Graduate Student Civic Engagement Liaison will provide the opportunity for graduate students interested in community engagement to work with the Scott/Ross Center to develop and implement community service opportunities for graduate students while building and enhancing leadership and professional skills. Each Liaison will be paid a stipend of $1000 for the school year and is expected to commit 15-20 hours a month to the position and regularly attend bi-weekly planning meetings.

In 2012 -13 the Liaisons created a Community Engagement Brown Bag Lunch Series, a Careers with Impact Panel and Global Service Day and STAND Against Racism events. 

To apply,  please submit hardcopies  of the application to office E103 in the Main College Building or email your application to src@simmons.edu before Monday, September 16, 2013 by 4 pm.

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Manager, Library & Information Resources, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy MA

National Fire Protection Association is an international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896.   Our mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standardsresearch,training, and education.

We are the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.

            Do you want to make a difference?  We have an ideal opportunity for theManager of Library and Information Resources to provide vision and direction for the center, blending traditional library and research practices with innovation.  Researches fire-related topics for internal and external access; expands collections and usage; oversees the corporate records management program and the archives of the history of the National Fire Protection Association.

 

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.            Provide oversight and guidance for core service areas: collections; archives, taxonomy; literature research; records management.

2.            Supervise guide and train staff to ensure knowledgeable, responsive, user-oriented service.

3.            Using both primary and secondary resources, respond to literature research requests from NFPA staff and the community.

4.            Analyze the information needs of the Association to anticipate appropriate solutions and ensure information needs are met.

5.            Develop and manage information resources and services to provide responsive, user-centered collections and services.

6.            Manage budgets and resources to optimize resource allocation and maximize utilization.

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

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

9.            Advise on best practices in information use.

10.        Coordinate archiving and digitization projects to monitor and preserve institutional memory.

11.         Explore and implement new technologies for core services.

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

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

1.            Graduate degree in Library Science or related field from a graduate school with American Library Association accreditation.

2.            A minimum of five years experience as a special librarian, with a minimum of two years in a management role, preferable in a technical, engineering or publishing house library.

3.            An expert literature researcher and specialist in electronic resources and scholarly communication.

4.            Proven ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate projects.

5.            Thorough knowledge of archival and records management principles.

6.            Substantial knowledge of micrographics, digital reformatting, preservation and conservation, application and use of imaging systems, and reasons for reformatting records to images.

7.            Working knowledge of industry standards such as LCSH, MARC21, Dublin Core.

8.             Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently and take initiative.

If interested, please apply at https://re21.ultipro.com/NAT1018/jobboard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=32

 

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Roving Archivist, Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board, Boston MA

The Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) seeks to hire a trained archivist for a one-year, half-time position to provide advice,  consultation, and processing assistance to successful applicants in the Massachusetts SHRAB Roving Archivist program. Each institution which is selected by the Massachusetts SHRAB will receive assistance from the archivist in accordance with its application category.

 

A successful applicant for the position of Roving Archivist will possess a number of specific qualifications. These will include:

 

Required Qualifications:

.              Masters degree in Library/Information/Archives Science from an ALA accredited school or equivalent

.              Minimum of 3-5 years experience in the archives profession

.              Strong verbal and written communication and listening skills

.              Experience consulting

.              Demonstrated knowledge of public and non-public records issues

.              Experience working with electronic records as well as traditional physical records

.              Own or have access to a car and have a valid driver's license

 

Desired qualifications:

.              Experience setting up archives

.              Knowledge of Massachusetts repositories

.              Experience working with historical societies

 

 

Services will be awarded in one of the following two categories:

 

Category 1: Strategic Assessment of the institution: The Roving Archivist will spend between ½ and 1 day with key members of the institution, including the Director or Chair of the Board (for small historical societies). S/he will have a conversation with the group about basic components of running an archives such as the importance of collection policies and disaster planning and then review the condition of the collections. The Roving Archivist will then complete a report of recommendations and a list of resources customized to the needs of the institution. The report process should be completed in ½ day.

Category 2: Program Review: The second category will include a 2 day site visit with 1 day allocated to completing the report.  Applicants will be required to have policies for management and processes for arrangement and description in place, and the role of the Roving Archivist will be to evaluate these processes and make suggestion for efficiencies and effectiveness. S/He will meet with staff/volunteers, including leadership, to understand the program, although this should not be viewed as a hands-on training session. The Roving Archivist will complete a report that evaluates the current program, makes recommendations for improvements and efficiencies, and provides a customized list of resources for further education, supplies, and funding.

 

Category Three: Arrangement and Description: This category of assistance will provide for the arrangement and description of collections held by small and medium sized institutions. As part of this process, the Roving Archivist will provide rudimentary training to the staffs of the participating institutions in the basics of archival processing, policy and procedure development, preservation steps, and disaster planning. While processing rates vary greatly from collection to collection, the Roving Archivist will employ available More Product, Less Process (MPLP) techniques to allow for relatively streamlined processing of materials with an average rate of about 3 hours per linear foot. 

Additional Duties:The applicant will also be expected to promote regrant program and oversee applications as well as assist with planning and execution of annual forum and workshop series.

 

Compensation:  This is a one-year, half-time position for which the successful applicant will receive $20,000 plus travel reimbursement.

 

Applicants should submit a resume and 3 references, including one related to consulting work, electronically to

 

Massachusetts SHRABc/o Jack Warner, Coordinator and State Archivist john.warner@sec.state.ma.us

 

Deadline for applications is October 15, 2013.

 

Please direct any questions to John Warner at (617) 727-2816.

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Academic Technology Librarian, Keene State College, Keene NH

Academic Technology Librarian

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position

Mason Library

 

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking applications for an Academic Technology Librarian to provide leadership in identifying, implementing, and maintaining instructional technologies and resources to improve teaching and learning effectiveness in the Mason Library.  Under the administrative review of the Dean of the Library, the Academic Technology Librarian establishes strategic relationships and instructional programs to support student-created productions and participation in the changing information environment, collaborates with others to enhance usability and reach of digital collections and other materials and increase awareness in copyright, Open Access, and other scholarly communication issues.  The successful candidate will be broadly focused and flexible in order to adjust their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs.  All library faculty serve as a liaison to a number of disciplines, provide information literacy instruction, and monitor collection development in those areas.  We are committed to diversity and multiculturalism, and strongly encourage individuals to apply who have a desire to help the College's ongoing efforts to provide opportunities to help students become responsible global citizens.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Leads the implementation, assessment, and maintenance of instructional technologies related to information literacy instruction and high-tech library services to support student learning and scholarly communication, including training library colleagues  (e.g. usability testing, virtual reference, social media tools, mobile computing, audio/video media technologies, web tutorials, online learning modules, and other library digital initiatives).
  • Collaborates with the archivist and others to preserve, organize, and distribute the  Library's digitized and born-digital material and teach its use in undergraduate research; facilitates the deposit of faculty and student scholarly output into the College's institutional repository.
  • Provides guidance and instruction in fair use and copyright regarding media creation and use in the classroom, Open Access, and other scholarly communication issues.
  • Collaborates with the Library Systems department on technology initiatives within the library.
  • Works with faculty, staff, and students on digital publishing and digital scholarship methods.
  • Develops and supports technology-rich learning spaces
  • Participates in campus wide information technology initiatives as appropriate and collaborates with Center for Engagement Learning & Teaching (CELT).

 

In addition to the above responsibilities:

Library Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Teaches course-related/integrated library instruction classes for assigned subject areas, as well as high-enrollment introductory classes.
  • Participates in the design and development of the library's course-integrated instruction program in collaboration with the Information Literacy Librarian
  • Produces and updates library instructional aids, including resources pages on the library web site, in designated subject areas.
  • Instructs patrons in locating and using the resources and services of the library.
  • Participates in reference service including weekend rotation.
  • Selects and evaluates library material in liaison subject areas in collaboration with library and discipline faculty and the Head of Collection Development.
  • Engages in professional development and scholarly activities.
  • Participates in library and campus-wide committees and meetings.
  • Supervises student staff when applicable.

 

Qualifications Required: Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution by time of appointment; demonstrated experience or coursework in teaching and assessing information literacy, and/or media fluency with student learning outcomes; experience or coursework in the use of instructional technologies; experience or coursework directly related to institutional repositories; ability to work both independently and collegially in a rapidly changing environment; proven organizational, problem solving, negotiating, interpersonal and communication skills; commitment to continuous professional development, specifically as it relates to the responsibilities of this position.

 

Additional Desirable Qualifications: experience providing instruction and guidance regarding scholarly communications, copyright, and fair use in an academic setting; experience leading and managing technology initiatives in an academic setting and with digitization, metadata schemes, common digital scholarship tools and methods; experience with audio and video production; additional advanced degree in Instructional Technology or related discipline; evidence of professional involvement; academic library experience. This position has all responsibilities associated with faculty rank and tenure and will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor with a starting salary of $61,720.

 

Application: Apply online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53697

 

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

  • Letter of application addressing the required and desirable qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy (300 words or less)
  • Contact information for three references

 

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the college's discretion.

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

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

The deadline for applications is October 3, 2013.  If applicants are interested in this position they should apply online at https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/44850.

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Executive Recruiter, Philips North America, Andover MA

Executive Recruiter, Candidate Developer and Executive Talent Research Associate

 

Philips North America, Andover, MA

 

YOUR CHALLENGE

We challenge you to be a key contributor to the growth of our in-house executive recruiting team. Use your analytical and research skills to build and deliver a proactive, agile, strategic and effective executive sourcing capability. You will collaborate toward recruiting best in class executives and attracting top capabilities to Philips and enabling our ability to win in global markets. You will develop deep, data driven understanding of candidate communities, competitor talent pools, academy talent, and geographic target companies so that we can engage and hire game-changing executive talent. You will be an expert in developing solutions to overcome the challenges that the war for talent brings us.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES


You will be responsible for comprehensive mapping of the target talent landscape for Philips current and future hiring demands. You will proactively develop thorough research and talent intelligence on executives and executive-ready talent at competitors, target companies and industry segments. You will become a subject matter expert on market trends, industry information, or other applicable intelligence in support of overarching talent sourcing strategy work and creating sourcing strategies to meet the needs of Philips various business segments. You will utilize strategic sourcing methodologies, research tools and resources, business intelligence, internal and external networks, professional organizations, branding initiatives, and technology tools to nurture a proactive network of talent. At the beginning of each search assignment, you will contribute to development of the search strategy, including construction of company target lists, researching of candidate profiles and matching necessary competencies to executive experience. You will perform additional research in support of active projects through completion, and take ownership of banking all of the expertise and intelligence gained throughout the course of search projects. Other responsibilities include directed projects to build internal knowledge of industries, companies and executives.

In addition to providing the intelligence foundation of our executive recruiting efforts, you will actively engage and qualify target executives in support of specific openings including:

  • Executing sourcing strategies, i.e.: phone generation (cold-calling) of candidates, networking within niche and function, identifying applicable associations, professional groups and affiliations, websites, Boolean searches, targeting competing companies, etc.
  • Develop robust screening questions that will narrow the active candidate pool to a manageable volume. Qualify candidates for cultural, experiential and financial fit, utilizing a behavior based interview approach based on the core competencies identified with client
  • Manage all candidates through the selection process, providing a high level of candidate care
  • Support related administrative duties related to the search process including status reports, candidate assessments, feedback/scorecard collection, etc.
  • Assist with the interview scheduling process when necessary.
  • Participate in customer facing meetings representing the executive recruitment team, and the recruiting function in a professional and compelling way.
  • Maintain compliance with OFCCP regulations

 

YOUR TEAM

 

You will be part of the Global Executive Recruiting Team within Philips Talent Acquisition. Philips Talent Acquisition is a best-in-class corporate recruiting function passionate about our profession, committed to excellence and continuous improvement of our service execution. Reporting to the Director of Executive recruitment, you will collaborate with peers locally and around the world building our executive recruitment capability.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR

 

  • 5+ years of professional experience, including at least two years' experience recruiting executive level talent in a corporate or retained search firm setting. Retained executive search highly preferred.
  • Highly developed research and passive recruiting skills, i.e.: prospect identification, cold calling, referral generation, competitive intelligence gathering, and organization breakouts. Proven experience utilizing complex internet searches, social and professional networking groups, blogs, diversity resources, competitor research and the development of existing candidate relationships to build pipelines of executive level talent.
  • Strong project management skills; Capable of developing and executing upon thoughtful project/recruiting strategies and then methodically working those projects to a successful completion. Ability to continuously deliver a high quality pipeline of candidates under tight timelines
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. The ability to establish rapport quickly, engage challenging executives and develop trusting relationships. Strong presentation skills with ability to present to corporate leaders.
  • Training and experience with behavioral based interviewing and assessment techniques.
  • Direct experience in the medical device, lighting, and/or consumer products sectors is a plus.
  • Competence working both individually and as a team member.
  • Candidate should demonstrate the ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment, make quick decisions and work with highly confidential information.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills. Multi-lingual a plus.
  • Social media savvy (e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, etc).
  • BA/BS degree required. Master degree is a plus. Data intensive concentration such as library science, etc. is a plus.

 

OUR OFFER

 

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore.

 

 Please contact amie.cafferty@philips.com for more information.

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Library Manager, University of St. Eustatius School of Medicine, St. Maarten

The University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine on St. Maarten offers the first
two years of Basic Science education on the island of St. Maarten.  The entire medical school program is  4-year medical degree (M.D.) program with the second two years offered in the United States or Canada.  The University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine is known throughout the Caribbean for having small class sizes and for supporting each student through the rigorous academic program leading to the successful attainment of the M.D.  The University is a community-minded school
with an excellent student to faculty ratio.

The island of St. Maarten in the Caribbean is a dynamic, multi-national island with
a stable government.  The spoken language of the island is English and the U.S. Dollar is the currency on the Dutch side of St. Maarten.  The University is located on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage and develop the Medical Library of the University of St. Eustatius School of Medicine on St. Maarten 

Develop the print and electronic collection to ACCM standards

Manage cataloging and circulation functions of LibraryWorld system and OPAC

Coordinate and negotiate site licenses for electronic journals/e-books 

Coordinate reference services for faculty and students

Provide library orientation to students, faculty, and visiting professors

Manage reserves collection

Hire, train, and supervise local library assistants in front desk procedures and circulation functions of the library management system

Schedule staffing of the library to cover the hours the library will be open.

Use 2.0 communication tools (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). To publicize library news and services


Qualifications:

ALA accredited Master's degree (MA, MLIS) in Library/ Information Science

Three years or more library management experience. Cataloging required.


Contact:

Dr. Lockie Johnson, Dean of Basic Sciences, University of St. Eustatius School of

Medicine on St. Maarten: stmaartenpositions@eustatiusmed.edu

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Assistant Librarian and Archivist, American Textile History Museum, Lowell MA

The American Textile History Museum (ATHM) seeks a creative, motivated team-player for the part-time position of Assistant Librarian and Archivist in the Osborne Library. Reporting to the Librarian, this position is responsible for assisting with recording, maintaining and conserving ATHM's library holdings.  The collection includes books, pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, prints, insurance maps, and trade literature, all relating to some aspect of the textile industry.  The Osborne Library serves researchers through on-site visits, telephone, and email inquiries; researchers include in-house staff, national and international researchers, the local community, students, teachers, and families.

 

The Assistant Librarian and Archivist will assist the Librarian in all aspects of library work, including processing manuscript collections using appropriate archival techniques; providing services to researchers; cataloging and processing books, photographs, etc. into the museum database; identifying materials needing repair and conservation; ensuring the use of proper preservation techniques; storing/reshelving materials; helping to prepare information and collections for web-based use; and performing any other functions necessary to the operation of a special collections library.    

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Process incoming and backlogged manuscript collections by accessioning them into the museum's database, organizing the materials, re-housing documents in acid-free folders and boxes, creating an inventory and/or finding aid, and cataloging into OCLC if warranted.
  • Assist on-site researchers at the Osborne Library by explaining library and archival policy, conducting interviews, identifying and retrieving research materials, photocopying documents, and monitoring researchers.
  • Answer in-house, telephone, and e-mail requests by searching for the materials, producing required reproductions, corresponding with researchers, and mailing materials.
  • Collaborate with the Librarian in setting policy to determine preservation practices, reproduction and usage fees, research use of the collections, and copyright issues involved in digitization.
  • Assist the Librarian in maintaining the library's website, the Chace Catalogue, and other digitization projects.
  • Accession newly acquired books and pamphlets into the museum's database.
  • Supervise student interns and volunteers in various library and archival tasks.
  • Handle daily library duties including answering visitor's reference questions, shelving books, maintaining the stack area, and ordering supplies.  
  • Provide collaborative support to the museum curator in museum exhibit research and preparation.  Work with museum staff in developing library exhibits that highlight the library's collections.

Skills and Qualifications


MLS/MLIS with concentration in archival studies from an ALA-accredited program; at least two years' experience supporting library and archives operations, including collection preservation, online migration, maintenance and digitization of collections. Proven track record of coordinating and completing projects with limited resources, working in a collaborative culture, and being able to manage a changing and varied workload.  Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.  The candidate possessing skills that include computer data management, collections' marketing, ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences, strong research interests in American history and willingness to assist researchers, attention to detail, and a sense of humor will have the edge.

This position is part-time (20hrs/week) with no benefits.  To apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Jane E. Ward, Librarian, at jward@athm.org (please put Assistant Librarian in subject field) or mail to Jane E. Ward, Librarian, American Textile History Museum, 491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854.  Application deadline is Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

 

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Information Services Librarian, Law Firm, Boston MA

This is a temp-to-hire opportunity for an Information Services Librarian at a local law firm. Position starts as soon as the end of September. This person will be responsible for some of the tech services responsibilities: processing invoices, book ordering, collection development, working with filers, maybe do some new hire training, give feedback on what resources are being used most, etc.

Qualifications:

a few years of experience in addition to a law firm background (IP is a huge plus). An MLS is great, but not required. Position is full-time, 9-5 and must be in their Boston office. They'd like someone sharp, that can move at a quick pace and communicate well. 

 Please email your resume to danielle.snyder@trakrecordsandlibrary.com, and forward any questions to Raechel.ClarkWelch@trakrecordsandlibrary.com

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Research & Instruction Librarian - History, Towson University, Towson MD

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks a creative, dynamic, collegial Research & Instruction Librarian with a background in history to serve as the subject specialist and library liaison for the Department of History and related disciplines at Towson University.  Responsibilities:  teaches information literacy and disciplinary research instruction; collaborates with faculty to design assignments that integrate library resources and information literacy learning outcomes; and creates instructional materials in all formats.  In addition, this librarian communicates with the Department of History and related disciplines to promote library services and to develop collections to support curricular and research needs.  As a member of the Research & Instruction team, this librarian provides research assistance and consultation services, contributes to the development of new services to meet user needs, and works collaboratively to enrich learning, teaching and scholarship for the Towson University community.

 

This 12-month library faculty position is on the permanent status track.  Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.  Salary is competitive; this position is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of the hire.    

 

Required:  MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; Bachelor's degree in history preferred; master's degree in history or related discipline offered at Towson desirable. Demonstrated skill in instruction and reference assistance; knowledge of and ability to apply learning theory, pedagogy and instructional technology to information literacy instruction; experience with web authoring tools and emerging technologies. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment.  For more details about the position, visit http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/employment/

 

Towson University:  Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report's as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practicums, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area's largest university and Maryland's Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 830 full-time faculty who work here.

 

Application Process:  Application received by September 30, 2013 will receive first consideration.  Please submit letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references.  Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.  Submit application materials to:   Ms. Diane Cascella, dcascella@towson.edu; Subject: Research and Instruction Librarian - History.

 

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

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Library Director, South Yarmouth and West Yarmouth Libraries, Yarmouth MA

The Town of Yarmouth, MA, a coastal resort community in Cape Cod, seeks talented library professional to lead the South Yarmouth and West Yarmouth libraries in providing excellent services to our patrons.  Yarmouth has a population of 21,000 which doubles during the summer season. These two busy town libraries have a circulation of over 184,000 and program attendance of 4,100. The libraries are funded by the Town with supplemental donations from two library associations. The Director reports to the Assistant Town Administrator and maintains close communication with a Town Library Board which advises the Board of Selectmen and the Director on budget and policy matters.

 

The Director is responsible for oversight of professional and paraprofessional librarians, daily operations, program development, collections development, budgeting and long-range planning. The position requires an ALA accredited MLS, 5 years experience in library administration and demonstrated ability in developing innovative programs and customer service excellence. Starting salary of $63,421 to $74,374 DOQ + competitive benefit package. Please send letter of interest and resume to employment@yarmouth.ma.us by October 4th.

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Library Metadata Programmer/Analyst, New York University, New York NY

Position Summary: Develop, implement, document, evaluate, and routinize automated electronic-resource processing workflows; analyze, design, and implement scripts and methods for electronic-resource metadata processing, transformation, and ingest; collaborate with colleagues to optimize integrated workflows. In consultation with KARMS department heads and supervisors, lead the development and implementation of a coordinated metadata strategy for NYU Libraries' electronic resources that includes managing catalog record supply chains, multiple processing streams, and knowledge base management activities. Monitor, evaluate and maintain technical services specifications with service providers. Coordinate the distribution of e-resource workflows for metadata management and routine troubleshooting to Resource Management staff. Assist with the preparation of management reports and the provision of statistical and budget analyses related to electronic resources. Participate in electronic resource use studies conducted by NYU Libraries.  

Qualifications/Required Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science, information science, library science, or related field.

Required Experience: Minimum of three years related experience or combination of education and experience; demonstrated experience in developing and implementing complex workflows; experience performing data analysis on a variety of data formats; experience writing scripts in common scripting languages such as Perl, PHP, bash, Python, or Ruby; experience with XML and XSLT; experience working in Linux/Unix server environments. 

Preferred Experience: Experience working with electronic resource metadata enabling discovery and access in an academic or research library; experience with one or more of the suite of Ex Libris products (Primo, Aleph, Metalib, SFX); in-depth experience with library discovery and access systems, particularly those related to e-resource access such as OpenURL resolution systems.

Visit www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=57365  for more information.

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Librarian, Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, White River Junction VT

Job Title: LIBRARIAN

Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number: OG-13-CPo-954434



SALARY RANGE:

$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, September 09, 2013 to Friday, September 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1410-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
White River Junction, VT United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy ID: 954434



KEY REQUIREMENTS

*  You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
*  You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation.



DUTIES:

This position is located in the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD) at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

*        Serving as the Resource Center Program Manager and overseeing the daily functions of the NCPTSD Resource Center;

*        Creating and maintaining the PILOTS bibliographic database, a computerized index to the worldwide literature on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD);

*        Creating and maintaining a controlled vocabulary for indexing and searching literature;

*        Evaluating documents to determine their relevance to the PILOTS database;

*        Creating and maintaining a specialized collection of bibliographic materials that represent a thorough and current compilation of the international literature on PTSD;

*        Using EndNote and database hosting software;

*        Producing instructional materials and documentation for users of the PILOTS database;

*        Supervising Resource Center staff;

*        Delegating work in an even and effective manner;

*        Conducting mid-term and annual performance reviews;

*        Developing proposals for activities and designing products and services that will optimally meet customer needs and National Center objectives;

*        Developing the annual budget and monitoring expenditures;

*        Producing informational materials in print and electronic form;

*        Answering inquiries from Veterans, their families, mental health professionals, students, and the general public seeking information on PTSD;

*        Performing related duties as required.



Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.

  ***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***

 

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

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Director, Sandown Public Library, Sandown NH

GENERAL SUMMARY:
Serves as the administrative officer of the Library under the general direction of the Board of Trustees and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and managing all aspects of the Library. The Director ensures conformity with the mission/goals/objectives and policies established by the Board of Trustees, in accordance with municipal, state and federal laws and regulations. Recommends to the Board of Trustees the appointment of all employees.


The Director is accountable for five major areas of responsibility:
• Management and development of both professional and para-professional staff members
• Developing, defending, and administering the operating budget
• Maintenance of the physical plant
• Sustaining a viable collection
• Maintaining the good will of patrons, the public, and town officials to determine community interests and develop responsive new programs and services


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:*
• Ensures all personnel promote and support the mission/goals/objectives of the Library, abide by all laws and regulations governing libraries, and implement all Sandown Public Library policies and procedures.
• Assesses community preferences for library services and evaluates trends to keep abreast of needed changes.
• Formulates, sets priorities for, and implements Long Range goals and objectives regarding library operations in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and staff and recommends policies and procedures to meet them.
• Articulates and interprets library policies and procedures through staff meetings, written statements, manuals, and reports.
• Directs daily operations to ensure high quality and cost effective services. Collects and analyzes statistics to evaluate effectiveness of operations and functions.
• Recruits, interviews, and recommends staff appointments to the Board of Trustees. Supervises and reviews performance of all library staff.
• Ensures all personnel policies are enforced and performance review schedules are maintained.
• Develops and oversees collection development plan.
• Ensures strict confidentiality of personnel issues, patron records, and non-public documents.
• Teaches, models, and sustains excellent customer service practices, leadership and supervisory skills.
• Prepares annual budget with Board of Trustees. Articulates budget needs and answers questions related to financial needs, both in terms of operations and capital items. Co-presents budget request to Selectmen and Budget Committee with Trustees.
• Administers and manages the approved budget in concert with the Library Bookkeeper. Adjusts expenditure patterns with Board of Trustees as necessary and authorizes bills for payment.
• Ensures implementation of proper accounting principles and safeguards.
• Manages Library revenue (fines, fees, donations, grants, trust funds, etc.); seeks and secures contributions to Library services and programs from external sources.
• Prepares and maintains, for Board approval, required reports to the Town and State; prepares correspondence and detailed reports for Board members and Town officials.
• Manages and assures proper maintenance of the building and equipment, including the electrical, heating, ventilating, and mechanical systems. Deals with service contractors and vendors for repairs and maintenance. Coordinates and supervises interior arrangements of the physical facility. Assesses needs and recommends new or replacement purchases. Negotiates contracts.
• Manages and executes goals and objectives of the Library Technology Plan and works with the network maintenance contractor.
• Represents the Library to the patrons, the community, and professional groups.
• Oversees library public relations, including writing press releases, outreach, and marketing services.
• Reviews and responds to Right-to-Know requests pursuant to New Hampshire laws.


OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Acts as liaison to Town Departments.
• Attends Town Department Head meetings.
• Assists and guides local volunteer groups and serves as a member of the Friends of the Library.
• Serves as Board representative to Southern New Hampshire Library Cooperative and other library or government organizations as needed.
• Maintains current knowledge of public library services and trends through reading appropriate literature and attendance at workshops and conferences.
• Maintains connections to and represents Library to State Library, statewide and regional library associations; keeps abreast of American Library Association information and actions.
• Performs other duties as required.


SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:
• Duties require an MLS or MLIS degree.
• Three to five years supervisory/management experience.
• Thorough knowledge of current library science principles and practices and the resources, programs, and services available to public libraries.
• Knowledge and experience of budgeting and personnel administration.
• Knowledge of library laws, funding, and reporting procedures.
• Ability and experience to lead, supervise, direct, and evaluate a work staff composed of professional and non-professional employees and volunteers in part-time capacities.
• Ability and demonstrated experience in motivating and directing employees to meet goals in a productive manner.
• Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
• Prepare grant applications when grant opportunities are offered in order to supplement local funding of library operations.
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Trustees, staff, Town officials, community groups, and other libraries.
• Ability to project a positive and professional public image and make effective public presentations.
• Skills in Human Resource management and supervision, including the ability to address inappropriate behavior of staff or patron conduct.
• Knowledge and experience with technology related to library service and science.
• Ability to multi-task.
• Skills in technology necessary to administer library, including those needed for budget administration, data collection, report generation, etc.
• Possession of a good sense of humor.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
• Supervises and coordinates the work of all library personnel.
• Responsibilities included training, planning, assigning work, setting priorities; appraising performance, disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
• Extended periods of time on computer and phone requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
• Regularly required to walk, stand, sit, bend and reach.
• Occasionally required to lift books, materials, equipment.
• Must be able and willing to work a flexible schedule which may include some weekends and evenings and occasional periods of extended hours.
• Must be willing to travel to meetings and conferences.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.


Please submit cover letter, resume and list of at least three (3) references via email to: towens@sandownlibrary.us or via USPS Mail: Tina M. Owens, Secretary, Sandown Public Library Board of Trustees. Sandown Public Library, 305 Main Street, P.O. Box 580, Sandown NH 03873
Please be advised when applying for this position, our budgetary restrictions do not support the coverage of relocation expenses.


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Executive Director, Bibliomation, Inc., Waterbury CT

Bibliomation, Inc.'s Board of Directors seeks an Executive Director to lead this dynamic, successful organization as it moves forward to realize its vision for member libraries and staff. The next Executive Director will provide leadership, management and growth of the organization--creating a framework for expanding Bibliomation's services into new markets, undertake strategic planning and budget development, and work with current members (and potential new members) to increase statewide resource sharing. The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Bibliomation and, under the general direction of the Board of Directors, has overall responsibility for general administration of operations. Bibliomation has a proud history and a strong future helping member libraries and schools provide quality library service to their users by providing state-of-the-art IT services effectively and efficiently.

 

Headquartered in Waterbury, CT, Bibliomation, (http://biblio.org/), is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors. With a $1.9 million budget (funded primarily through member assessments) and 16 staff, the organization provides an array of services to 60+ public libraries and 20 K-12 schools.  Services include Evergreen, an open source integrated library system; cooperative purchasing of databases; shared e-book and audio book collections; LAN/WAN network architecture and telecommunications support; local PC hardware and software installation; and help desk support. The Board of Directors is seeking an Executive Director who is comfortable with fundraising, exploring entrepreneurial funding avenues and working with members and communities through development, outreach and marketing.

 

Waterbury, CT (population 110,189) dates back to 1674 and its name references the Naugatuck River which flows through the heart of the city. Known originally as the "Brass City," Waterbury today is tapping into its creative energy to forge a new future which includes the Naugatuck River Greenway Project and downtown revitalization. The community is proud of its 17 strong neighborhoods and focuses on protecting its small-town character and livability. Conveniently located near the crossroads of I-84 and Route 8, the City of Waterbury is home to landmarks such as the renovated historic Palace Theater, Waterbury City Hall, and the Matttuck Museum. For additional information about Bibliomation and the community, visit http://www.gossagesager.com/Bibliomationlinks.htm.  

 

Minimum qualifications. A bachelor's degree and at least three years of progressively responsible senior level management/organizational leadership or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Essential skills include: the ability to think strategically and creatively to develop new programmatic opportunities; building and developing diversified revenue streams; effectively serving as a spokesperson with multiple stakeholders; and strong leadership skills encouraging creativity, growth, collaboration, and accountability. An MLS from an ALA accredited school and/or advanced management training (MPA, MBA or similar degree), proven experience reporting to a governing board, and success in collaborating with multiple stakeholders are highly desirable. Please see the Executive Director job description (http://www.gossagesager.com/BiblioCEOjobdesc.pdf) for additional details.

 

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $94,000-$110,000 with a competitive benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates, (http://www.gossagesager.com/) 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 jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com on or before the closing date--October 27, 2013.

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Dalhousie Committee Advisor, Librarians Without Borders

Looking for a chance to join the LWB Executive Team? Have a keen interest spreading literacy to the developing world? We are currently seeking to fill a vacancy as Dalhousie Committee Advisor to our  (Halifax) group.

As Dalhousie Advisor, you will provide mentorship, support and guidance to LWB's Halifax based committee. You will sit as a member of the Executive Team of Librarians Without Borders International and help support the organization's global literacy work. You'll also gain valuable experience and skills that can be applied to your future academic and professional careers.

Desired Qualifications (full job description below):

  • Must be a member of Librarians Without Borders (sign up here for free: Membership Form).
  • Be passionate about our mission and have have a dedicated interest in providing literacy services to communities in need.
  • Preferably live in or close to Halifax, or have some connection to the Dalhousie Committee or the Halifax library community.

All interested applicants are encouraged to send a brief (100 word) Statement of Interest to: mark.gelsomino@lwb-online.org
  
Any questions will be happily answered via the same email address - and don't forget to read the full job description. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Student Committee Liaison Job Description

*This is a volunteer position which will require approximately 8-15 hours per month.

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E-Learning and Instructional Technology Librarian, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

The MIT Libraries seek an enterprising and creative librarian to lead in the development and delivery of programs and services that support the Institute's e-learning initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in building staff expertise in instructional technologies, to cultivate relationships with Institute partners, and to apply innovative and best practices in shaping an e-learning service program that supports one of the most dynamic research communities in the country.


The primary focus of the E-Learning and Instructional Technology Librarian is to lead the Libraries initiative in developing instructional content delivered through e-learning environments (e.g. MITx, Stellar) and managing efforts to incorporate instructional technologies into the Libraries teaching and learning activities. As a member of the Instruction and Reference Services (IRS) department the Librarian collaborates with colleagues in the Science and Engineering Community of Practice (CoP) to coordinate and deliver instruction and contributes to the Libraries' overall efforts to apply best practices and expertise in the delivery of instruction and reference services to the MIT community. Some specific responsibilities of the position include:

  •  Evaluating, testing and deploying tools and platforms that deliver instructional content in e-learning environments serving both on-campus and off-campus communities.
  •  Identifying and developing effective working relationships across the institute with individuals and groups that support e-learning activities.
  •  Participating in the development of a self-help infrastructure in combination with e-learning development activities.
  •  Collaborating with colleagues in Liaisons to Departments, Labs and Centers (LDLC), particularly the Science and Engineering Community of Practice, in the organization and delivery of instruction services, providing consultation and training, facilitating group and individual goal development, developing instructional content, and implementing an assessment strategy.
  •  Contributing to the development and implementation of the Libraries' instruction plan.
  •  Representing IRS on system-wide working groups and teams.

The E-Learning and Instructional Technology Librarian will be expected to communicate actively with fellow professionals through research, writing or presentations and/or professional service activities and to develop and apply knowledge of best practices and emerging trends about instruction and reference services to the work of IRS and the Libraries.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the position include:

  •  ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science.
  •  Experience with technologies and tools that deliver e-learning content such as course/learning management systems, content capture tools, presentation tools.
  •  Demonstrated ability to conduct independent exploration of new e-learning platforms and tools.
  •  Experience in or demonstrated capacity for developing e-learning content.
  •  Experience or demonstrated capacity in providing instruction services and reference support to a community of users.
  •  Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written, including ability to effectively impart knowledge and skills.
  •  Evidence of ability to provide leadership in program development including potential for successfully implementing new services and work methods and for adjusting directions and strategies in a rapidly evolving e-learning landscape.
  •  Demonstrated initiative and ability to manage competing priorities.
  •  A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries.
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively collaborate with faculty, colleagues andstudents and to work successfully with a diverse population.

Preferred

  •  Undergraduate or graduate degree in a science or technology field or experience working with a scienceor technology community.
  •  Understanding of learning theories and experience in their application in the design and development ofe-learning objects and instruction modules.
  •  Experience or demonstrated capacity to provide services to a research community.
  •  Ability to understand and assess new and emerging trends for the delivery of instruction and reference services.
  •  Experience working with vendors of instructional and reference support products.

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 October 4, 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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Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Librarian

Librarian I or II

 

        The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks candidates for the position of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Librarian.  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 Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Librarian will provide creative leadership and management of the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Department (ILL/DD); supervise personnel and administer day to day activities in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving environment; design workflows to ensure requested materials are expeditiously obtained and delivered, and that materials required by other libraries are promptly supplied; work closely with other library units and departments to ensure a coordinated approach to services.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

2.       Knowledge of emerging technologies and their use in interlibrary loan, document delivery and distance education.

3.       Familiarity copyright and fair-use practices in an academic environment.

4.       Understanding of information and bibliographic systems and their application to access and user services.

5.       Experience dealing with a fast-paced, constant and rapidly evolving environment while fostering and managing ambiguity, change and innovation.

6.       Strong commitment to excellence in library service and the ability to interact effectively and work collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and clients.

7.       High level of written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly in presentations.

8.       Proficiency with Microsoft office and productivity software.

9.       Two years of supervisory experience.

 

Preferred:

 

1.       Two years of professional or substantial paraprofessional ILL/DD experience in an academic, research or specialized library. 

2.       Experience using web-based interlibrary loan forms and statistical software. 

3.       Substantial reference experience and working knowledge of two modern European languages highly desirable.

 

 

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH ADVERTISED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

 

APPLICATIONS:   Preference will be given to applications received by September 27, 2013.   Send letter of interest, résumé, and the names of three professional references, to: Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery 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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Information Delivery Services Librarian, Perry Libraries, Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA

INFORMATION DELIVERY SERVICES LIBRARIAN: This position manages document and information delivery services.  Responsibilities include supervision, performance planning, management and evaluation of  four (4) classified staff; overall management of the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery unit; developing and maintaining effective data reporting and analysis programs, team participation and professional development .  The incumbent further supports student and faculty success by enhancing access and usability of the libraries' digital and print content services, and assisting in the development of online services for the libraries. The position coordinates Access Services department operations in the absence of the Department Head.

 

QUALIFICATIONS - Required: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS Degree; Knowledge of HTML, CSS, API (Application Programming Interfaces) and advance front-end web development technologies, knowledge of a variety of user research/usability analysis methods, including tools for web analytics, knowledge of current trends and issues in online library services, well-developed interpersonal, public speaking, teaching and writing skills, ability to work effectively with diverse users and colleagues, well-developed time management skills, experience as a supervisor, experience as a project manager, experience designing and/or evaluating websites and experience providing quality customer service.  Preferred: Work experience with ILLiad and/or OCLC Resource Sharing interlibrary loan systems; experience with collection development; knowledge of library-related copyright issues.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum: $53,000.  Excellent benefits package.

 

Old Dominion University is a metropolitan state-supported institution with enrollment of 24,400, a leader in distance learning, and a Carnegie Extensive Doctoral/Research University.  The campus is located in the historic port city of Norfolk, VA.  Position announcement and description are available at http://www.lib.odu.edu/aboutthelibraries/employment.htm.  For campus information, check http://www.odu.edu.

 

Screening of applicants will begin October 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

 

CONTACT: Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references to: Nicole Justice, Search Committee for Information Delivery Services Librarian, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0256 njustice@odu.edu, (757) 683-4141.

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Discovery User Experience Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, Bloomington IN

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

 

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

 

The Indiana University Libraries are committed to facilitating discovery through improving and enhancing tools such as IUCAT, Indiana University's online catalog, and OneSearch@IU, another discovery interface that enables a single search across citation data from thousands of publishers as well as the Indiana University collections. The implementation and development of these discovery interfaces is part of an overall effort to unify our web presence and present the Libraries' collections, services, and resources in a way that enables a more holistic approach to supporting teaching, learning, and research in the Indiana University community. 

 

The Discovery User Experience Librarian plays an essential role in ensuring the effective functioning of Indiana University's discovery interfaces through focusing on the user experience. The work of this position primarily serves the Bloomington campus but activities and responsibilities, as they pertain to IUCAT, also benefit the IU Libraries statewide. Working in a collaborative team environment, the position will be responsible for participating in library-wide efforts to optimize the operation of a suite of discovery and retrieval systems designed to help expose the Libraries' investment in collections, and leveraging relevant technologies to provide user-centric services for information access and discovery.  This position will also be responsible for overseeing a diverse range of projects from initiation to completion. As part of the Discovery and Research Services department (DRS), s/he participates actively in development of IUCAT's discovery interface in cooperation with the UITS (University Information Technology Services) Library Information Systems team.  The Librarian works with a variety of library and UITS employees, focusing on reviewing displays and identifying problem areas to increase accuracy and consistency in content and presentation. The incumbent will be expected to play an active role, representing a public services perspective, in the upcoming migration to Kuali OLE (Online Library Environment) and in ongoing work with and on the IU implementation of the OLE system. The Librarian works closely with DRS colleagues and other library staff to support discovery of information through the library web site through identifying unmet needs for discovery and research tools among Library staff and patrons and actively planning and participating in user testing activities. S/he also collaborates with library public services staff within DRS and other departments to create documentation for end-users and library staff and to develop and assist with staff training for discovery applications and systems.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Support discovery of library resources through the online catalog and other discovery interfaces:

o   Collaborating closely with library and UITS staff as appropriate, assist with maintenance and management of the library catalog discovery interface, and oversee management of OneSearch@IU, the Bloomington libraries' web scale discovery interface.

o   Maintain awareness of enhancements and changes to interfaces and configurations of systems.

o   Work across library departments to plan, coordinate, facilitate, and accomplish projects that improve and enhance discovery services.

o   Lead the department in an ongoing review of products and local quality assurance activities to constantly improve the user experience.

o   Focus on building better relationships between resources aligning with the broader context of the Libraries' discovery strategy.

o   Document recommendations and decisions made by existing library groups, task forces, and departments for configuration of discovery interfaces.

o   Create documentation for discovery systems suitable for use by end-users and library staff statewide and develop and present training for discovery applications and systems.

o   Serve as liaison between programmers, internal customers, and end-users, working with programmers to solve problems and resolve "bugs", and communicate with library staff about fixes and workarounds.

 

Support discovery of information through the library web site and other appropriate venues:

o   Collaborate closely with library and UITS staff as appropriate, assist with maintenance and management of the library website.

o   Maintain awareness of enhancements and changes to interfaces and configurations of systems.

o   Participate in an ongoing review of site content and functionality and local quality assurance activities to constantly improve the user experience.

o   Take a leadership role in building tighter integration between the library web site and its resources, aligning with the broader context of the Libraries' discovery strategy. Plan, lead, and oversee projects that support this goal.

o   Serve as liaison between programmers, internal customers, and end-users, working with programmers to solve problems and resolve "bugs", as well as communicate with library staff about fixes and workarounds.

 

Takes a lead role in evaluating current discovery tools using user-centered design principles and in identifying and developing new resources to support user research and teaching/learning.

o   Identifies concrete objectives for the Libraries' discovery resources and plans methods to evaluate the effectiveness of these resources.

o   Collaborates with the Assessment Librarian and with the User Experience & Digital Media Services department to identify research needs of internal and external users, gather and analyze feedback, and interpret user feedback to recommend changes that will better meet user needs.

o   Uses research tools, including Qualtrics and standard usability testing tools, to study ways in which users interact with the web site and the discovery tools, in collaboration with the User Experience & Digital Media Services department and the Assessment Librarian.

o   Initiates and completes research and development projects

 

Maintains connections with users of the library website and with library public services staff by providing reference services to all levels of library users and serving as the supervising librarian, if scheduled, on evenings and weekends.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

o   ALA accredited MLS

o   Two years' experience working in academic libraries

o   Strong experience working with and assisting library users in finding information (preferably both face-to-face and remotely) in an academic library setting required 

o   Basic knowledge of MARC

o    Experience with one or more Library enterprise systems such as library management systems (Symphony, Aleph, Endeavor), discovery interfaces (Ebsco Discovery Services, Summon, Primo), search technologies (Solr, Elasticsearch), and course management software (Sakai, Canvas, BlackBoard)

o   Familiarity with theory and practice of usability testing and information architecture.

o   Ability to discuss technical information with users, discern their needs, and collaboratively develop programs, systems, screens, which meet those needs

o   Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and ability to be diplomatically persuasive in a collaborative, team atmosphere

o   Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team

o   Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse community and communicate with users at all levels of technical expertise; and ability to communicate technical and complex information to non-technical users

o   Strong customer service attitude as well as a positive, proactive approach to problem-solving

 

Preferred

o   Teaching experience and experience working with discovery systems strongly preferable

o   A wide variety of library work experiences (especially in reference, technical services, and instruction) highly desirable

o   Project management experience

o   Knowledge of website design, development, implementation, standards, and accessibility/usability guidelines

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

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

 

TO APPLY

The position will remain open until filled.  For full consideration, applications must be received prior to September 27, 2013.  Please send letter of application, professional vita, and the names/addresses/telephone numbers of four references to:


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

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Associate Director of Libraries, City of Somerville, Boston MA

City of Somerville

Libraries

Associate Director of Libraries

 

WE SEEK A HIGHLY CREATIVE, TECH SAVVY, ENERGETIC, POSITIVE INDIVIDUAL WHO WANTS TO JOIN A TEAM COMMITTED TO PROVIDING EXCELLENT LIBRARY SERVICES TO THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE.

 

Under the general direction of the Director, the Associate Director acts as a human resources and organizational development officer for the library system. Additionally, this individual is responsible for developing system-wide fundraising, marketing and communications, and program strategies, directing and working with other library staff to coordinate consistent and effective library services system-wide that are on in line with the library's strategic goals, vision, and mission. As the most senior library staff person next to the Director of Libraries, this position assumes responsibility for all library functions including management, direction, budget, and operations in the absence of the Director. The Associate Director is required to perform all summarily related duties; such as but not limited to:

  • Budget preparation and maintenance.
  • Fundraising management.
  • Training and support to new and existing staff.
  • Oversees the day-to-day financial reporting, accounts payable and receivables.
  • Chief procurement officer who researches large purchases and coordinates contract information.
  • Oversees payroll and attendance for accuracy and completion.
  • Attends quarterly medical panels and processes medical payment.
  • Participates in interviewing and hiring of office staff.
  • Attends Senior Command staff meetings.

 

Education and Experience:

Masters in Library Science (MLS) and three (3) years of supervisory/administrative experience; or MLS and any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Knowledge of principles, practices, materials and current trends in library science, theories, principles, practices and tools and technology.

 

Must possess data processing skills in the use of personal computers and office software including word processing, data base and spreadsheet applications in support of department operations.

 

Ability to exercise considerable judgment in dealing effectively with diverse constituencies in a responsive manner.

 

Ability to resolve conflict situation in a calm and constructive manner.

 

Ability to set priorities and make effective use of time management.

 

Ability to develop effective working relationships with department personnel, subordinates, Trustees, City officials and the public.

 

Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both in orally and written form.

 

Ability to forge partnerships and professional relationships.

 

Ability to manage change.

 

Must display a high degree of initiative for planning and implementing all programs of service.

 

Must have a high degree of management skills, analytical abilities, communication skills, as well as leadership abilities, including building shared vision and motivating others to perform to the best of their abilities. 

 

Salary: $65,000 per year; paid weekly at $1,250; plus benefits package

 

Send resume along with a cover letter to:

City Hall Personnel Office

93 Highland Avenue

Somerville MA 02143

Fax:  617-666-4426

TTY:  1-866-808-4851

Email:  employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

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Chief Book Conservator, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Chief Book Conservator position. The Chief Book Conservator will provide expertise, services, direction, and leadership to enable the library to successfully preserve its archival and special collections materials, including preservation, conservation, and leveraging new and emerging technologies and tools.


Salary:  $56,191 - 75,816, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education - Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree or other post graduate, professional certificate from a well-recognized program of conservation or bookbinding.  In exceptional circumstances, special education, training, and/or experience as evidenced by a conservation portfolio may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

 

  1. Experience - Five years of appropriate experience in a conservation lab or bookbinding facility including two years supervisory and/or management experience. 

 

 

Employment Requirements:

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

 

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

 

Deadline for application: September 30, 2013

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Consulting Librarian, Beloit College, Beloit WI

Description:

Lively, user-oriented library seeks a flexible, tech-fluent librarian to engage, instruct, and support our community in discovery, evaluation, and integration of information.   Reporting to the Director of Library and Archives, the consulting librarian will collaborate with librarians, archivists, and instructional technologists to advance learning objectives emerging from the new campus curriculum.  This Consulting Librarian will possess skill and comfort using a variety of resource discovery and presentation tools to convert, manipulate, reuse and apply data and information across multiple platforms.

Beloit College Library's small and motivated team recently completed a strategic plan and a systems migration.  With campus-endorsed priorities in place, our attentions are set on increased individual and course engagement, improved user experience, as well as outreach to programs and departments.  This librarian will join the team in time to shape and develop the mechanisms by which we accomplish these objectives working within and leading work groups addressing access, collections, instruction, student employment and outreach/marketing.

Required qualifications: Master's in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution, or equivalent combination of education and experience.    Experience preparing and delivering reference and instructional content to classes and individuals in an academic environment; excellent organizational and problem solving skills; flexibility and enthusiasm to accept, manage, and incorporate change and ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a dynamic environment. Desired qualifications:   interest or experience in one or more of the following: instructional design; assessment of resources and services; original cataloging for local collections;  Government Document collection management; working a regular shift at public service point.

To apply, send a letter of application, resume, and three professional references to the Search Committee Chair atlibrarian@beloit.edu.   Applications received by September 27, 2013 will receive fullest consideration.

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Adult Services Librarian, Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook ME

Adult Services Librarian

 

Department:

WALKER MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Compensation:

$18.14 to $23.84 Hrly Range

Hours:

40 HOURS

Deadline:

Monday, September 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Position Objectives:

 

The City of Westbrook is seeking an experienced and highly motivated professional to work under the direction of the Library Director, to assist in all functional activities relating to the coordination of operations of Walker Memorial Library, the City's public library, with an emphasis on the Adult Services and Reference areas. Originally constructed in 1894 with an addition built in 1989, the library is currently undergoing a renovation of the 1894 structure. Walker Memorial Library is a wonderful blend of the community's history and renewal. As a member of MINERVA Consortium, the library lends and borrows materials across the state. The Library houses approximately 54,000 total volumes, a sizable Adult Collection of books and movies, a Local History Room, a Children's Room, an Event Room and offers a wide variety of adult and children's programming to its over 3,000 registered borrowers.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Assists in the formulation and execution of annual goals and objectives that support the Library's mission and meet community goals.
  • Takes on a participatory role in cataloging with MINERVA Consortium.
  • Administers and manages adult and reference collections, including classification and cataloging of all materials; weeding and supervising the maintenance of collections; selecting of electronic databases; and overseeing the handling of adult periodical collection.
  • Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the annual operating and capital budget.
  • Assists the public with reference/information, reader's advisory and computer inquiries.
  • Coordinates the library's participation in Inter-Library Loan.
  • Schedules meeting rooms.
  • Collects and maintains statistics for year-end reports.
  • Represents the library at community programs, meetings, etc. as appropriate.
  • Develops and participates in public relations activities.  Coordinates and assists with special events.
  • Provides assistance and support to various areas of the library as needed.
  • Participates in providing a safe and welcoming environment at the library.
  • Participates in the General Unit Customer Service Plan i.e. assists other City departments with special projects as necessary.
  • Assists the Library Director in program planning and directing to include developing the library's collections, establishing internal library policies and procedures, establishing policies and program for assistance to readers and program evaluation and development.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

  • Effectively assists in administering the City library system with the ability to successfully plan, organize and direct activities of the library.
  • Maintains and applies thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, methods, techniques, tools and materials of library and information science.  Solid experience with library administration and management techniques.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills by setting a positive example for other staff. 
  • Communicates clearly and concisely, oral and in writing, including making public presentations as needed.
  • Establishes, maintains, and fosters positive, harmonious working relationships with staff, peers, City and Library Officials, the general public, businesses, outside agencies, and labor union representatives.
  • Exercises good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs.
  • Meets and deals tactfully and effectively with the staff, officials, public, outside agencies. Responds appropriately to inquiries and complaints.
  • Ability to plan and carry out surveys and studies of existing public library services.
  • Manages multiple projects and meet deadlines utilizing strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Possesses and maintains intermediate to advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office products and internet use, and/or must be capable of learning computer skills and operating library computers as needed; and of assisting  the Director and Head of Circulation lead staff through technology changes.
  • Ability and willingness to successfully complete all necessary training.

 

Physical and Mental Requirements

 

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

 

  • Physical Demands:  Duties are performed indoors in an office environment.  Duties require extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, talking, or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel.  Duties require occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling.  Weights up to 50 pounds are encountered.  Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus.  Hazards are considered minor and controllable, but may include exposure to human error and angry/hostile humans.  The noise level is usually moderate.   Must be able to transport oneself to work-related meetings, workshops, conference, etc.

 

  • Mental Demands:  Duties require the ability to use written and oral communication skills; observe and interpret situations; read and interpret complex data, information and documents; analyze and solve complex problems; use math and mathematical reasoning at the algebraic level; perform highly detailed work under changing, intensive deadlines, on multiple concurrent tasks; work with constant interruptions; and interact with staff, officials, the public, and outside agencies and groups.

 

Desirable Training and Experience

The successful candidate will establish and solidify customer relationships by providing outstanding customer service to the public.  The ideal candidate will hold a MLS degree from an accredited college or university plus a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian.  A strong technology background including previous work with Minerva or other technology consortiums is desirable.  An equivalent combination of experience and education which provides a demonstrated ability to meet the requirements of the position may be considered.

 

Benefits

This Full Time opportunity offers a competitive wage and generous benefits package that includes: Health & Dental Insurance; Paid Vacation, Sick & Holiday Time; Retirement Benefits; and Educational Reimbursement.

 

Applicants interested in the above opportunity may submit resume to:

 
City of Westbrook
Attn:  HR Dept.
2 York Street
Westbrook, ME. 04092

FAX:  (866)405-0776
EMAIL:  hr@westbrook.me.us

 

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Research and Education Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries seeks faculty candidates to develop education, research support, and outreach programs for the faculty and students in basic sciences on the MCV Campus.  The incumbent will develop, promote, and provide education and outreach programs that teach research skills, promote information literacy, and enhance the student experience at VCU.  The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline is required.  Experience working in an academic health sciences library and an undergraduate or graduate degree or previous work experience in a basic science or biomedical field are preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $45,000. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Preferred qualifications, application procedures and other information are available in the complete position description at  http://www.library.vcu.edu/about/jobs/ResearchEd.html

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Digital Asset Curator, Wheaton College, Norton MA

Ideally located in Norton, Massachusetts, between Boston and Providence, R.I, our residential campus is one of the most beautiful in New England. Prospective students and visitors often say our campus has a very relaxed feel. It's no wonder--we're a friendly community. With a 11:1 student-faculty ratio, students know their professors as teachers, advisors and often as friends. The campus is always buzzing with energy. Throughout the year, fun activities, celebrations and academic events keep people busy and connected. The Wallace Library is the hub on campus for making these connections.

Within the library, 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.

The Digital Asset Curator is a part of the Liaison Team of the Research and Instruction (R&I) Department, a group composed of professional educators with varied backgrounds - librarians, web designers, instructional designers, instructional technologists.The liaisons share a common skill set, while also each bringing a unique set of skills to the group and to the curriculum.


Minimum Qualifications:

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

● Critical appreciation for online resources for curriculum enrichment
● Ability to learn, adopt, and propagate new technologies quickly
● Aptitude for working effectively with students, faculty, staff, and colleagues; enthusiasm for delivering high quality service to an academic community
● Poise and polished interpersonal skills, and the ability to listen carefully and patiently to disparate concerns of multiple constituencies
● Ability to make prudent, fair, sound decisions while anticipating long-range results, direct and indirect
● Ability to coordinate complex details, expensive resources, and collaborative effort to achieve strategic goals
● Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and thoroughness; project management experience or aptitude
● Ability to work independently and as part of a team
● Effective oral, written, and presentation skills
● Ability to communicate effectively about technical ideas and issues with non-technical audiences, orally and in writing
● Creative problem-solving abilities, initiative, perseverance, and intellectual curiosity
● Ability to accommodate multiple, conflicting demands for commitment of effort
● Ability to teach all skills designated as core technology skills by LIS
● Initiative to identify opportunities for improvement
● Flexibility to adjust, thrive, and multitask in a dynamic work place
● Resilience of character and perspective, with a sense of humor

Education/Experience:

● 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
● Demonstration of a deep engagement with visual culture and visual resources, and their connections with teaching and learning
● Familiarity with metadata schema
● Knowledge of copyright law
● Experience developing materials for the web
● Experience working with digital visual databases like MDID and Artstor
● Successful teaching and presentation experience
● Familiarity with higher education curriculum, pedagogy, scholarship, and learning assessment
● Experience with management of traditional media formats and demonstrated expertise in new media, including web development tools and digital imaging technology
● Proficiency with desktop personal productivity tools, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.

 

For a complete position description and to apply please visit, https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/1068

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Chief Executive Officer, Providence Public Library, Providence RI

Explore, Discover, Connect...for a Lifetime of Education. Join the Providence Public Library, http://www.provlib.org/, Board of Trustees, Foundation and staff as they work to make this goal a reality for the City of Providence and for all Rhode Islanders.  The Library Board seeks an engaged, energetic leader to serve as Chief Executive Officer--finalizing and implementing a new strategic plan--to build on its outstanding service programs and achieve further levels of excellence.  The Providence Public Library is a private, independent 501(c)(3) organization.  Housed in a stunning historic building, the Library has a proud and venerable history. Operating from a single 116,000 square foot facility since 2009, it is home to more than one million items--including unique special collections.  Library operations are funded by endowment, private donations, grants, and a new event venue enterprise. Supported by a $3.4 million annual operating budget, staff focus is primarily in three areas:  Lifelong Learning; Early Childhood Literacy; and Individual Economic Advancement.  As the state's premiere personal learning institution, the Library is also focused on building and strengthening its services not only for all Rhode Islanders, but for all interested in the history, growth and development of the New England region. 

 

Providence, http://www.providenceri.com/, combines the culture and sophistication of a big city with the accessibility and friendliness of a small town. The city's compact size and convenient location make it easy to get to and get around.  Historic and hip, sophisticated and friendly, Providence packs the best of New England into one convenient and colorful package.  Today, the City is home to eight hospitals and seven institutions of higher learning, which have shifted the city's economy into service industries, though it still retains significant manufacturing activity. With a thriving arts community, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, and renowned restaurants, Providence is a great place to live and call home.  For additional details on the Providence Public Library, the City of Providence and the metro area see http://www.gossagesager.com/PPLlinks.htm.

 

Responsibilities.  Reporting to the Providence Public Library Board of Trustees, the CEO serves as the leader of the Library and is its primary public representative.  The CEO works in partnership with the Board to ensure that the Library fulfills its mission and creates the strategies that will secure its future success. The CEO serves under the general supervision of the Board but works with a high degree of independence and is responsible for the overall administration of day-to-day operations; fiscal management; planning; development and fundraising; fostering community relationships; maintaining programmatic effectiveness; and providing ongoing support and leadership for the Library staff, Library Board and Foundation.  See the CEO Job Description (http://www.gossagesager.com/CEOjobdesc.pdf) for additional information.

 

Qualifications. The ideal candidate will have a Master's Degree in Library Science and/or other desirable advanced degrees in public, nonprofit or business administration. The position requires a minimum of eight years of relevant work experience, including four years of experience in an executive capacity or other appropriate government, business, higher education or nonprofit enterprise.  Essential attributes and skills include: experience and success with fundraising and development; excellent writing, communication and presentation skills; strong marketing skills with an entrepreneurial focus; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and "best practices" for library and/or nonprofit management. Proven success working with and reporting to a governing board is a desirable qualification.

 

Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $100,000-125,000 (placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

 

For information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com. This position closes October 20, 2013.

 

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Library Fellow, The Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester MA

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

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• MLS degree from an American Library Association (ALA) - accredited library/information sciences program
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
• Basic knowledge of Web 2.0 applications
• Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written communications
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent customer service skills, listening/inquiring skills, and ability to offer informal instruction
• Must be able to work independently and as a member of a team
• Must be able to work varied schedules


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• 1 - 2 years of library, research, or health related experience
• Working knowledge of the internet; familiarity with using HTML and/or website development experience.



SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Under the direction of a Librarian or designee

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Usual library environment

TRAINING:
The training is done through shadowing selected hands- on experience with LSL Librarians, and appropriate workshops. Training opportunities may include, but are not limited to:
• Reference resources and techniques
• Advanced searching techniques
• Bibliographic management tool
• Institutional Review Board (IRB)
• Morning report in various clinical departments
• Embedded librarianship in a research area
• E-Science programs and seminars
• Workshops and professional meeting with NAHSL, BLC, MLA, MASLIN etc....
• Participate in the house librarians program
• Conduct projects utilizing research and research methods

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.


To Apply: https://careers-umms.icims.com/jobs/21916/library-fellow/job

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Library Director, Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield MA

FULL-TIME LIBRARY DIRECTOR: Masters in Library Science required, 3-5 years current experience as FT public library director.  Excellent management, communication, writing and interpersonal skills required. Must be enthusiastic working with the Library Board of Trustees, public and community organizations, as well as town government. Budgetary management, supervision of  >11 FTE, demonstrated grant writing and strong technology skills are necessary. Additionally, experience with library renovations, expansion, fundraising and increasing community involvement with the library are essential.

Starting salary $78K-negotiable.

Letter of application, resume, and three letters of reference, as director, to Mary Ann Walsh, Screening Committee Chair, Ventress Memorial Library, 15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, MA 02050 by November 1, 2013.

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Day Helpers for Convention, Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd

QS need some responsible 'helpers' to work at our Boston leg of the World MBA Tour. It will be at the Back Bay Convention Center, 02116.  You will be expected to do some light lifting in the morning and then later on you will be registering clients and possibly carrying out other admin and/or hosting work (i.e greeting people). You will receive $15 per hour (unpaid lunch break) paid in cash at the end of the day.

 

If you are interested please send an email with the subject heading  'Interested in helping'  to  dare@qs.com. In the body of your message please include your full name, your age and no more than 20 words telling us why you're the helper we need. Temp work can often be recurring with QS.

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Young Adult Services Librarian, Milton Public Library, Milton MA

Young Adult Services Librarian

Full-time - 37.5 Hours per week

 

The Milton Public Library is looking for a full-time professional for our Young Adult Services Librarian.

 

General Statement of Duties

Develops, coordinates and directs library services to teens, while working as an integral part of the Adult Reference staff.

 

Supervision Received

Works under the general direction of the Library Director and Assistant Director, or independently when assigned.

 

Supervision Given

Supervises volunteers in the Young Adult Department, and oversees library staff working in teen services areas of the library.

 

Responsibilities

Responsible for all aspects of library services to teens, including direct provision of service to library users, staff training in teen related services, program planning, collection development and management, and collaboration with other library departments to provide effective customer service.  Responsibilities also include working as part of the reference staff, providing direct service to users.

 

Principal Duties

  • Formulates policies and procedures for teen services and oversees their execution, with the cooperation of the Library Director
  • Develops and maintains circulating, reference and digital collections for teens
  • Provides circulation, reference and reader's advisory services to adults and teens
  • Develops programs and services for teens that reflect the library's goals and community interests
  • Promotes library community relations to encourage broad awareness and use of teen services through public speaking to community and educational groups as well as school visits
  • Provides assistance to staff handling difficult teen patron situations
  • Maintains and reports teen program and circulation statistics, and other statistics as necessary
  • Works with outside vendors to improve library services to teens
  • Attends professional meetings and workshops and serves on professional committees
  • Keeps well informed of trends in library services to teens
  • Works at various public service desks at the library
  • Interviews and maintains records of all teen volunteer positions
  • Participates on library committees

 

Requirements

Education: Bachelor's Degree and ALA-accredited Master's in Library Science Degree

 

Experience:   One to two years of library experience required in adult and teen services, but three or more preferred; competency with all aspects of library technology as it applies to public service.

 

Other

  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of modern public library principles and practices in service to teens and adults, including reference, circulation and reader's advisory
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative and customer responsive service
  • Knowledge of teen reader interest levels, books, authors and reading genres
  • Knowledge of teen user interest levels in non-book formats, including video and videogames
  • Knowledge of teen user interest levels in library programming opportunities
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of library staff in a team environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with school and community groups
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and to exercise initiative and good judgment in the performance of duties
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Must possess a positive customer service attitude, professional demeanor, and the ability to be friendly, courteous and tactful with the public

 

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift and carry books and other library materials, push loaded book trucks, and operate a computer keyboard and barcode scanner.  Willingness and ability to work in a variety of locations at the Library. Work schedule includes nights and weekends.

 

Salary:  starts at $24.28/hour

 

Please send resume and application letter to wadamczyk@ocln.org

William Adamczyk, Director

Milton Public Library

476 Canton Avenue

Milton, MA  02186

 

Applications must be received by September 20, 2013.

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High School Library Media Specialist, Winchester Public Schools, Winchester MA

The Winchester Public Schools system is looking to fill the vacancy of

High School Library Media Specialist

Applicants must be licensed by the MA DESE and both permanent and interim candidates will be considered.

Applicants should submit letter of interest, resume, three letters of reference, transcripts and MA licensure/certification indicating position of interest in the subject line to:

Winchester Public Schools

Human Resources

40 Samoset Road

Winchester, MA 01890


Email: wpsjobs@winchester.k12.ma.us

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Intern, Slate, Washington DC

We're looking for a data reporting, interactives, and visualizations intern for fall and winter.


Slate's Washington, D.C., office is hiring an intern to work on data reporting, data visualizations, and interactives with our interactives editor. Candidates must be full-time students in college or graduate school. This is a position for journo-geeks with sharp news judgment, keen math and writing skills, and an interest in computer science and its applications to journalism.


The intern is responsible for pitching story ideas; hunting down, structuring, and manipulating data; testing and critiquing new productions; writing data stories; and producing his or her own interactives and visualizations under the guidance of the interactives editor. The work schedule is flexible, but at least two full days of in-office work is preferred. Candidates must have a solid grasp of Excel and HTML. Familiarity with JavaScript or other programming languages is a major plus.


To apply, email a cover letter that clearly outlines your availability; a resume; and links to writing samples, interactives, graphics, etc. to chris.kirk@slate.com. The deadline for fall applications is Sept. 14. The deadline for winter applications is Dec. 20.

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Library Director, Sanbornton Public Library, Sanbornton NH

Reports To: Board of Trustees
Status: Exempt / Full-time

The Library Director is appointed by the Board of Trustees to carry out the mission and the vision of the library. The Director works with the Board to develop an annual budget and establish strategies, goals, objectives, and priorities for the library. The Director directs and coordinates all aspects of the library's daily operations, including programs, collections and services, personnel, technology, public relations and outreach, marketing, buildings, grounds, equipment, budget, and donor relations. The Director maintains good working relations and open communications with all parties connected to the library (public, staff, Board of Trustees, local government officials, and community organizations).
The Sanbornton Public Library serves a community of 3,000 residents, not including a large number of summer residents. Consisting of a single facility (3,900 sq. ft. building with a new addition completed in 2006), the library is poised to move forward building on its successes. The challenges for the next Director will be to guide the Trustees in developing a strategic plan and to build a more robust calendar of programming activities for residents of all ages.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Masters of Library Science (MLS) from an institution accredited by the American Library Association preferred.
Three - five years prior public library management experience, including personnel supervision, budget management, and policy development strongly preferred..

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
A. ADMINISTRATIVE/ PLANNING & ORGANIZATION
Provides for high-quality library services to Sanbornton, anticipating and fulfilling the community's needs while utilizing all available resources.
Ensures effective and efficient operation of the library on a daily basis.
Interprets and implements policies adopted by the Trustees with fairness and consistency, recommending adjustments as needed.
Continually evaluates effectiveness of services in relation to the library's mission, the community's changing needs and available resources.
Stays current with new trends and best practices in library services, materials and technologies.
Stays abreast of trends in local demographics and library usage.
Provides annual reports for the NH State Library and Town of Sanbornton.

B. BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Assists the Board in developing strategies, goals, priorities and policies for all aspects of the library's operations.
Attends and participates in Board of Trustees meetings and meetings of the Board of Selectmen and Budget Committee as necessary.
Keeps the Board informed on current regional, state and national library issues and trends as they affect the library, and on any matter which the Board shall request.
Presents monthly performance metrics and a financial report of library activities to the Board.
Supports the Board of Trustees in its fundraising initiatives.
Serves as a conduit between the Board and library employees and contractors.

C. FINANCIAL DUTIES
Administers the library's annual budget and provides a monthly report to the trustees.
Monitors all library expenditures and revenues to ensure the fiscal integrity of the library and compliance with all state/ federal laws and Board-approved policies, using QuickBooks.
With the Treasurer and Trustees, develops promotes and justifies an annual budget before the Board of Selectmen, Budget Committee and town voters at Town Meeting.
Ensure that NH Statutes (RSA 202) re: finances are strictly followed.
Actively searches for grants appropriate for our library.

D. PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Manages and directly supervises the library's staff, assigning duties and work schedules for staff and volunteers as necessary.
Maintains staff job descriptions and personnel policies.
Ensure that employees are trained and current in all aspects of their positions and have opportunities for professional growth and regularly participate in opportunities.
Fosters a healthy work environment, addressing and resolving complaints and issues promptly and with tact.
Maintains open lines of communication with staff, e.g., holding staff meetings, taking selected items to/from the Board of Trustees.
Performs regular evaluations of staff, rewarding/ disciplining employees as necessary.
Maintains accurate payroll and employee records in compliance with state and federal laws.
Recommends candidates to and works with Trustees during hiring process.

E. PUBLIC SERVICES
Maintains a pleasant, positive and welcoming environment, promoting effective communication with patrons about library policies and services.
Develops and directs programs in accordance with library policies.
Oversees public relations and marketing of the library, including social media, signage, displays and outreach activities to community organizations.
Oversees the continual development of the library's website so that it is an outstanding instrument for service delivery, information exchange and public awareness.

F. COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Represents the library and its various activities to the Sanbornton community and to the larger community of libraries within the state.
Is actively involved in NHLA on the state level.
Is actively involved in the local library cooperative (Scrooge & Marley Cooperative).
Fosters partnerships with local business, non-profit and educational organizations and communities (schools, day cares, homeschoolers).

G. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Oversees development and maintenance of the library's various collections, both traditional and in new digital formats, in conjunction with the collection development policy.
Oversees maintenance and enhancement of the building and its infrastructure (HVAC, electrical, etc.)
Leads the ongoing development of the library's technological infrastructure and offerings(computers and other hardware, software, website, social media sites, internet access, etc.)
Ensures that facilities are attractive, safe, comfortable and convenient, and comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances.
Evaluates space needs and recommend changes to the Trustees.

H. OTHER
Responsible for any other reasonable duties, consistent with the foregoing, as may be prescribed by the Board.


Salary range for this position is $32,000 to $42,000 with benefits.

Apply with a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference by September 13th to:

L. M. Vanvalkenburgh
Sanbornton Library Trustees
P.O. Box 88
Sanbornton, NH 03269

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Information Architect, MathWorks, Natick MA

Job Summary


Would you like to join a fast-paced, world-class Technical Writing team that is constantly solving new and challenging problems? Are you an Information Architect or Library Science Professional who wants to foster an excellent user experience by delivering the right information to customers precisely when they need it? Do you want to work with commercial software products that make the world a better place? If you answered yes to these questions, we want to speak with you.

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on its products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development. MathWorks software products allow Engineers to manage the research, design and testing of systems at a high level, allowing the rapid development of innovative products.

This opening focuses on source -side architecture, specifically the intelligence that we bring to our XML sources through semantic markup, industry-standard metadata schemes, and ontologies. Working closely with Information Architects, Documentation Content Architects, and XML technologists, you will contribute to the design and implementation of an XML metadata infrastructure that allows both the authors and consumers of our technical documentation to find and use the information that they need. If you know how to see the semantic structure of technical information beneath the surface organization and to capture that structure, please apply.

Responsibilities

1.    Work collaboratively.

2.    Analyze both the surface and underlying semantic design of our information types. Document both the logic (content design) and context of each information type. Organize and maintain these specifications.

3.    Develop and deliver appropriate training for writers and content architects. Mentor content architects and information architects on industry-standard cataloging and information management techniques.

4.    Participate in content development reviews, collaborate on design challenges, and negotiate issues that affect strategy and design. Design for and participate in usability testing or heuristic evaluations of content deliverables for the content model.

5.    Provide leadership in the area of content analytics - web-derived analytics (Omniture) and XML-driven profiling (topic statistics, usage, information typing). Develop a database strategy for capturing this information and for making it accessible to all its potential consumers (internal).

6.    Research new ideas and industry practices in the area of XML information management. Evangelize the promising opportunities.

7.    Develop and maintain a library of tools designed for metadata profiling, search optimization, and lightweight database management. Cross-train peers as needed.

Preferred qualifications

a.    Expertise in current best practices in the fields of content modeling, XML information management, e-resource management, and metadata management.

 b.   Coaching and mentoring

 c.    Knowledge of library science, cataloging, and metadata management is a must.

 d.   Experience with industry standards for metadata and semantic markup is important: RDF, LOM, OWL, ONYX, MARC, METS, NLM, Dublin Core, NISO, and DOI.

 e.   Flexible and creative; able to work collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders.

 f.    Experience working with highly technical content and sophisticated tools

 g.   MA in Library and Information Science, Information Sciences, Corporate Information Management, or related degree.

To Apply: http://matlab.my/15qkd17

Recruiter:  Stephanie Bishop, Stefanie.Bishop@MathWorks.com508-647-5327 

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Library Director, Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury MA

Amesbury Public Library
Library Director


The Amesbury Public Library located in Amesbury, MA (pop.16,450), on the New Hampshire border near the seacoast, seeks an enthusiastic and creative professional for the full-time position of Library Director. The Amesbury Library is a State Certified Library and a member of the MVLC network. It is a very active library with an annual circulation of 170,000, 11,000 plus card holders and 6,000-7,000 visits a month. The library provides popular programming for all age groups and has a dedicated and engaged staff. The position requires a dynamic community- and patron-focused librarian responsible for overseeing all library operations; including development and preservation of collections, budget development and management, community outreach, strategic planning, program coordination and staff supervision. Interested candidates must have a knowledge of the theory and practices of library services in a public library setting, program design and evaluation, computer- and web-based information systems, and databases used in public library operations.

For more information regarding the Amesbury Public Library, see: www.amesburylibrary.org


Qualified candidates can see a full job description at: www.amesburyma.gov/jobs.cfm

Essential Functions:
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be 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.

1. Develops and institutes short and long-term goals and objectives for library in conjunction with the Library Board of Trustees.
2. Oversees the development and maintenance of all library collections.
3. Develops and oversees the administration of the library's operating budget.
4. Recruits, hires, disciplines, trains and supervises library department staff and volunteers.
5. Oversees the review and implementation of new technologies and collections for the library.
6. Oversees the maintenance of the library's physical plant and surrounding grounds.
7. Collects and analyzes pertinent data and statistics; evaluates current programs for services and recommends changes to meet emerging needs.
8. Prepares reports for the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Foundation, the Friends of the Library, Mayor, City Council, and the State Board of Library Commissioners as requested.
9. Manages library expenses including but not limited to: accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and supply ordering.
10. Supervises all operations to maximize effectiveness and minimize costs.
11. Maintains current knowledge of new legislation, regulations and changes in library services and procedures through publications review, attendance at meetings, conferences and peer associations.
12. Represents the library on the local, regional, state and national levels at conferences and events.
13. Promotes and supports the staff's promotion of the library through public relations and in accordance with the department's marketing strategies.
14. Assures proper maintenance of the facility and equipment and coordinates and supervises rearrangements of physical facilities in the Library. Assesses need and recommends new and replacement purchases and locations.
15. Coordinates with department staff the selection and final disposition of books and materials.

Qualifications:

Master's degree in Library Science in a program accredited by the ALA

Minimum of five years professional experience in a (preferably municipal) library environment, at least three in an administrative and/or supervisory capacity or equivalent combination of education and experience

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners certification

Valid Class D Motor Vehicle Driver's License.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skill
Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices of professional library work, the organization and management of library operations, library materials and current trends in library service with knowledge of and experience in automated library systems.

Abilities: High degree of initiative, required in planning and implementing all programs of services; ability to exercise considerable judgment in dealing effectively with diverse constituencies in a responsive manner; ability to resolve conflict situations in a calm and construction manner; ability to set priorities and make effective use of time management; ability to develop effective working relationships with department personnel, subordinates and with the general public; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Ability to multi-task as well as to develop short and long-term goals and objectives and to delegate responsibilities to staff.

Skill: High degree of management skills. Proficient data processing skill in the use of personal computers and office software including word processing, data base and spreadsheet applications.

Salary:

Annual salary: 65,000-70,000

Closing Date: For full consideration, resumes must be received by September 30, 2013


Send: Please send cover letter, resume, and at least three current professional references to:

Eric Gregoire, Chief of Staff
Amesbury City Hall
62 Friend Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
gregoiree@amesburyma.gov
Electronic submissions preferred.

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School of Management Librarian, Yale University Library, New Haven MA

School of Management Librarian

Center for Science & Social Science Information (CSSSI)

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Rank:  Librarian 1-4

Requisition:  #22706BR

www.yale.edu/jobs

 

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

 

Position Focus:

The School of Management (SOM) Librarian serves as liaison to the more than 100 faculty members, approximately 500 graduate students, and administrators at the Yale School of Management, and provides business reference services for the entire Yale community. Reporting to the Director of the Center for Science and Social Science Information, the SOM Librarian is a member of the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI) team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees. Responsibilities include: providing research support for management and business to students and faculty via consultations, other reference service points, and instruction; outreach to the School of Management community; selecting management and business-related material in all formats; Identifying, recommending, and negotiating agreements for business and finance databases and data; managing a collection budget of over $500,000; web site development and maintenance; and providing general reference service at CSSSI and other campus locations.

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

1.      Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science.

2.      Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.

3.      Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.

4.      Demonstrated experience with electronic information resources.

5.      Strong public service orientation required.

 

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

 

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

1.      Undergraduate or advanced degree in business or finance.

2.      Demonstrated knowledge of business and financial resources in all formats.

3.      Demonstrated instruction and reference service skills.

4.      Demonstrated knowledge of one or more Western European languages.

 

The University and the Library:

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

 

Center for Science & Social Science Information:

The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI) provides Yale faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. It is designed to provide easily accessible support for science, social science, and interdisciplinary researchers.

 

Salary and Benefits:

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

 

How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letterresume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 22706BR.  Please be sure to reference #22706BR in your cover letter.

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Volunteer Archiving Intern, Laboratory of Adult Development, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA

Volunteer Archiving Intern Position
The Laboratory of Adult Development
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Waldinger, M.D.


About the Lab
Position Description:
The Study of Adult Development is one of the longest and richest longitudinal studies of human development ever conducted. For more than 70 years, two groups of men have been studied from adolescence into late life to identify the predictors of healthy aging. This study has allowed us to examine psychological traits, social factors, and biological processes that characterize adolescents and forty-year-olds who evolve into vigorous and engaged octogenarians.


The study has created an unprecedented database of life histories with which to view the dynamic character of the aging process. To date, it has been a resource for over 150 scholars and scientists studying topics ranging from the influence of maternal warmth on young adult physical health, to the effects of combat exposure on social functioning, to the relationship between early life adversity and late life cognitive functioning.


The study is made up of two groups, 

  • The Harvard cohort, known as the "Grant Study," is a group of 268 Harvard graduates from the classes of 1939-1944. 
  • The Inner-City cohort, known as the "Glueck Study," is a group of 456 men who grew up in the inner-city neighborhoods of Boston, originally selected for a study by Harvard Law School professor Sheldon Glueck between 1940 and 1945.

Position Description:

Recently, our lab has undertaken a project to completely archive all study data in electronic format in order to preserve this one-of-a-kind data set and make it more widely available as a resource for scholars of human development. We are looking for volunteer interns to assist us in preparing the records for scanning. Duties include document labeling, ordering, and organizing, and inventory creation.


Commitment is for 8 hours per week (two 4 hour shifts) for the fall and winter, with a start date in September. Days and hours are flexible. Candidates should possess excellent organizational skills and the capacity to work independently. This is a wonderful opportunity for students with an interest in archiving, library work, history, historical research, and/or preservation. Our lab is happy to work with the intern to provide course credit, future recommendations, etc. Interns will also be encouraged and invited to participate in weekly lab meetings.


If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to: Laura Distel, Project Coordinator - LDISTEL@partners.org

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Librarian (Turnaround School), English High School, Boston MA

Job Title:
Librarian (Turnaround School)

Job ID:
344634

Location:
English High

Full/Part Time:
Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:
Regular


Academic - School Library

FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2013-2014

This school has been designated as a Level 4 School by the State of Massachusetts.

On March 4, 2010, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released its list of Level 4 Schools, which are schools that have been designated by the state as significantly underperforming over several years. Twelve Boston Public Schools are among the 35 schools statewide designated as "Level 4." This designation allows districts to utilize the new tools granted in the landmark education reform law that was passed in January by the state in order to provide additional services for these schools. Some of these tools will allow for extended time and extra compensation where needed. Please visit www.BostonPublicschools.org/Turnaround for additional information.

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.

Here is the link to apply: http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/apply-jobs

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