October 2013 Archives

Social Sciences Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville IL

Position Title
Social Sciences Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor

Hiring Unit
Library and Information Services

Job Description
The Social Sciences Librarian is responsible for serving as the subject liaison for the following departments:  Historical Studies, Political Science, Public Administration and Policy Analysis, Sociology & Criminal Justice and teaches information literacy and selects appropriate information resources in support of the departments' curriculum and research.  The Social Sciences Librarian reports to the Director of the Research Commons, who reports to the Dean of Library and Information Services.  Working in a collaborative and collegial environment, the Social Sciences Librarian participates in achieving departmental and library goals. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Consults with departmental or school liaisons in determining collection development decisions
  • Teaches workshops, information literacy classes, and participates teaching courses for departments or schools
  • Creates teaching modules, bibliographies, and other finding aids
  • Provides reference services in person and through various digital methods
  • Works with the Department of Technical Services in the ordering of monographs, journals, online databases, etc.
  • Delivers library services and resources via the web and Blackboard
  • Plans and administers materials budgets
  • Participates in writing proposals and securing grants, particularly in the subject disciplines.

Qualifications Required

  • A Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school
  • Knowledge of library and digital information resources, including online searching, bibliographic search systems (such as online catalogs, federated search engine and link resolvers), learning management systems and the internet
  • Excellent interpersonal relations skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent teaching skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong commitment to user-centered services and service excellence
  • Professional commitment to librarianship and ability to meet LIS and University standards in librarianship, scholarship and professional service in fulfillment of tenure requirements. 

Qualifications Preferred
Two years of experience in an academic library and an advanced degree or coursework in a social sciences discipline. 

Terms of Appointment
Assistant or Associate Professor, 12-month continuing contract, tenure-track position.  Tenure-track positions require excellence/meritorious in librarianship, scholarship, and professional service.

Source of Funds
State

Salary
Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience, with a minimum salary of $42,000. Excellent fringe benefits.

Application Process
Submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts and three current professional references to the address below or email your information to lscatur@siue.edu:

     Social Sciences Librarian Search Committee
     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
     Library and Information Services, Campus Box 1063
     Edwardsville, IL  62026-1063

Application Deadline
Review of completed applications will begin on November 14, 2013.  Position will remain open until filled.

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University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Adelphi University, Garden City NY

University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) is comprised of two distinct collections--the official archives of the University, in multiple formats, and some 30 distinctive special collections in a variety of different subjects.

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian position provides leadership within the department in accordance with the Libraries' goals and strategic planning; facilitates communication about UASC within the University Libraries, throughout the University community, and to the general public of current and potential users.

This is a tenure-track library faculty position.  Applicants must hold a master's degree from an ALA accredited school of library/information science, preferably with a concentration in archives or some advanced training in archives, manuscripts, and special collections.  A second post-baccalaureate degree or similar proof of advanced study is required for tenure.  The successful candidate will also have 3-5 years of significant experience in an archives or special collections environment, including at least three years of supervisory and budgetary responsibilities, as well as a broad understanding of archival related activities in an academic research library setting,

Primary Responsibilities:

Coordinates all aspects of Special Collections & Archives operations, including the ongoing acquisition of relevant material; preservation, conservation and management of collections; maintenance of intellectual control; and development of access and usage policies appropriate to both physical and virtual collections.

Provides overall supervisory oversight of staff, including full-time and part-time librarians/archivists, an administrative assistant, and student employees.

Oversees the formulation and periodic review of collection development and materials selection policies and profiles; oversees policies relating to the use of both collections.

Oversees specialized collection management functions, including the handling of gift materials, selection and de-selection collection processes, identification of potential conservation and preservation materials in the general collection, and collection analysis.

Maintains a strategic development plan that will encompass growth and enhancement of the library's physical and digital collections documenting the history and functions of the university.

Monitors resources within the department, including faculty/staff, budget, equipment, space and physical facilities.

Works collaboratively with the staff to set priorities, create strategic plans and documentation, and meet project deadlines.

Fosters communication and collegiality within the department and with other departments in the library.

Collaborates with Adelphi faculty and staff and all divisions of the Libraries to develop digital collections, including both digitized and born-digital resources; establish digitization priorities for print and audiovisual collections; and ensure that digitization projects are successfully completed.

Supports a high level of public service and dedication to the Libraries' mission within the department.    

Promotes the use of primary resources within university courses and research.

Cultivates relationships with donors and prospective donors of unique special collections and archival materials.

Collaborates with department faculty/staff and library leadership to identify potential grant and funding sources, prepare required applications, and manage funded projects.

Works closely with department faculty/staff to develop programs and exhibits that will promote collections and contribute to the mission and vision of the Libraries and the University.


Other Responsibilities:  

Collection development and liaison responsibilities for one or more schools or departments.  

Participation in the Libraries' information literacy program.  

Provision of services at Swirbul Library's main reference desk including occasional evenings and weekends.  

Service on University and Library committees.  

Active participation in professional associations and activities.

Active participation in scholarly activities including research and publishing, as required for reappointment and tenure.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: (a) knowledge of standards-based archival description and metadata schema, such as EAD, XML, MODS, and Dublin Core, (b) excellent communication and interpersonal skills, (c) the ability to work effectively in a collegial environment; (d) evidence of ability to meet criteria for promotion and tenure, and (e) experience with digitization projects, archival database management systems, and website construction.

 

Other desirable qualifications include:  (a) familiarity with ContentDM and Archivist's Toolkit, (b) experience with records retention policies and schedules, exhibits, and writing grant proposals, (c) familiarity with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and rare books collections, and (d) demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and services.

 

UNIVERSITY AND LIBRARIES PROFILE:  Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for liberal arts and sciences on Long Island.  The University is in a dynamic period of transformation and rebuilding and offers a broad array of programs to a diverse student population of 8,000. The Libraries serve the main Garden City campus and locations in Manhattan, Hudson Valley, and Hauppauge.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Visit Adelphi's website:  www.adelphi.edu

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Screening of applications will begin in December but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Position available immediately.  Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references.

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New England Archivists call for news items and photos

Attention archivists, students, and repositories in the New England area:

The NEA newsletter is currently seeking articles about your activities and accomplishments for the January 2014 issue of the NEA newsletter. The newsletter relies entirely on entries from members, so please share your news with the archives community; we love to know what everyone is up to!

Past entries have included announcements about newly processed collections, new acquisitions, renovations and expansions, grants received, project updates, exhibit openings, student activities, photographs from collections, and internship opportunities. However, anything of interest to the archives community is welcome!

You can also add an item to our calendar of upcoming events (events, workshops, meetings, conferences, symposia, etc). Please limit your news item to around 150 words, or your calendar entry to around 25 words, and be sure to include your repository name, location, and a phone number or email address at the end of the piece.

We appreciate the time and thought you put into your writing, and thank you for adding your voice!

Send submissions by 11/15/13 to: Heather_Cristiano@hms.harvard.edu

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Children's Librarian, Librarian I, Beatley Central Library, Alexandria VA

Under the direct supervision of the Youth Services Manager, the incumbent is responsible for assisting children and caregivers at the Children's Information Desk and providing general support for the Youth Services Department, including programming, collection development and outreach.

 

Duties:

  • Answers all types of reference questions using traditional, electronic, and internet sources in an efficient and courteous manner. 
  • Assists patrons in selecting and locating materials.
  • Plans and performs children's programs including story times for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children.
  • Visits schools to promote library events such as summer reading.
  • Stays abreast of new children's literature in order to better provide readers' advisory services.
  • Compiles bibliographies on subjects of interest to children and parents.
  • Conducts shelf reading and weeding of collection.
  • Demonstrates use of catalog and electronic databases to patrons.
  • Designs attractive, thematic book displays.
  • Interprets policies and procedures of the library to the public.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Skills, Abilities and Experience:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and in a friendly and positive manner with staff and library patrons from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems and technology.
  • Knowledge of children's and young adult literature.
  • Experience in a library or educational setting
  • Enthusiasm for the work and a willingness to try new things.

 

Qualifications:

Minimum: Master's Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited school. Applicant must possess or obtain, within 3 months of hire, a license to practice as a registered professional librarian by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

 

Schedule:

40 hours per week. Hours will be scheduled to meet the needs of the children's department and will include one evening per week, every third Saturday and occasional Sundays.

 

Salary:

??-?? per hour, depending on qualifications.  Eligible for pro-rata annual and sick leave, health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and retirement plans.

 

Location:

Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22304

 

Contact:

Send/Fax Cover Letter, Resume and three references to:

Joy Oliver, Youth Services Manager,  Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304-2903, Phone 703.746.1735, Fax 703.746.1763; joliver@alexandria.lib.va.us  or apply online at www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

 

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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Library Network Administrator, Scarborough Public Library, Scarborough ME

This person is responsible for the operation, backup, maintenance, security, monitoring, and growth of the computer network and phone system of a socially engaged 21st Century library. The network administrator coordinates all activities related to the delivery of library information services and will provide and maintain state-of-the-art computer hardware and software resources so that members of the library staff and the public can work efficiently, effectively, and securely. We require no less than an undergraduate degree in Computer Science/Information Technology focusing on information technology and on the effective management of information resources. A post-graduate degree in Library Science or Management of Information Systems is preferred.

 

Proficiency in the following areas is expected:

 

  • Current network hardware, protocols, and standards
  • Windows Active Directory
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Management of VMWare server software
  • Experience with Cisco switches, firewalls, and wireless access points
  • Experience with ShoreTel VOIP
  • Management of iOS (Apple) technologies including computers and wireless access points
  • Project management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows, especially Windows 8

 

This full-time, salaried, exempt position includes access to excellent benefits including: health, dental, life and disability insurance, 401K and 457K, as well as vacation and sick leave. Pay grade is commensurate with experience and begins at $50,596.

 

Full job description and application are available at www.scarboroughlibrary.org. Review of applications will begin November 6, 2013 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is selected. To apply, mail application, cover letter, resume and three current references to Nancy E. Crowell, Library Director, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074. 

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New England Archivists Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students

REPS was founded in late 2012 to represent the interests and needs of NEA members just beginning in the archival profession. If you're an Archives Management student at Simmons (or a student with an interest in archives) and you're also a current NEA member, we'd love to have you join our community. REPS has a growing membership of more than 80 students and early career archivists, and has evolved into a very active branch of NEA. We host social and networking events, are piloting an exciting new mentoring program, have several professional development initiatives in the works, and we've attracted widespread support and involvement from some of NEA's most experienced members and leaders. There are plenty of opportunities to contribute to and benefit from REPS, and I hope you'll consider checking out our website and learning more: http://repsnea.wordpress.com/.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact j.caitlin.birch@gmail.com. And if you're ready to join, head on over to http://repsnea.wordpress.com/join-reps/

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Librarian II/Site Coordinator, Vermont Tech (Williston campus), Williston VT

Position: Librarian II/Site Coordinator

Hartness Library

Full-time,  Exempt, VSC Grade 12 ,

VSC-UP PAT Bargaining Unit

 

Location:                            Vermont Tech-Williston  campus

 

Compensation:  Within the VSC Grade 12 salary range plus VSC-UP benefits package.

 

Responsibilities: Carry out professional library responsibilities: including performing reference services, collection development and bibliographic instruction. Direct, manage and coordinate all functions related to Vermont Technical College's Williston campus library.

•             Develop, promote and coordinate bibliographic instruction and reference services for the Williston campus and for online/remote students.

•             Library liaison and collection development for assigned specific subject areas.

•             Supervise student assistants, including interviewing, hiring training, planning and issuing work assignments, monitoring and scheduling work.

•             Provide administrative support functions such as library promotion, preparation of reports and inventories.

•             Keep abreast of current developments and trends in the field.

•             Some travel required to provide instruction to Vermont Technical College nursing students.

 

 

Qualifications:    Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, plus one to three years of relevant experience, including some academic reference experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.

•             Broad base of knowledge and skills related to college library technologies.

•             Good planning, organizational administrative and supervisory skills.

•             Ability to teach effectively with library patrons and staff, including good interviewing, teaching advising and public speaking skills.

•             Valid  Vermont driver's license required

 

Preferred qualifications:

•             Experience with Nursing and Allied Health reference and collection development.

•             Experience working with students in an online environment using current technologies.

 

Starting Date:     ASAP

Application Deadline:     

Applications  will be reviewed until position is filled.

 

To Apply:             Submit a Vermont Tech employment application, with resume and cover letter tojobs@vtc.edu. Employment application is available on the Vermont website www.vtc.edu .

 

NOTE: All full-time and some part time positions are subject to a fingerprint-supported criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check.

              

 

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Communications & Marketing Careers Information Exchange at Simmons College

EVENT: Communications & Marketing Careers Information Exchange
DATE: November 16, 2013 (Wednesday)
TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, MCB 3rd Floor
DRESS: Business casual (or business professional) - no jeans or sneakers please!

Nearly two dozen leading employers in the fields of communications and marketing have registered to attend this event, representing advertising, PR, TV and radio broadcasting, publishing, journalism, social media marketing, and more.

Registered employers include:
AMA (American Marketing Association)
Constant Contact
Da Capo Lifelong Books
IABC (International Association of Business Communicators)
KHJ Brand Activation
Mullen
NXTevent, Inc.
Overdrive Interactive
Pearson Education
Racepoint Group Inc.
Streetwise Media
WBZ/CBS Radio News
WFXT-Fox 25
. . .and more!


Unlike a traditional career fair, the Communications & Marketing Careers Information Exchange is literally a roundtable event. During the event, students move to a new table every 20 minutes to learn about a new employer or industry segment of their choice.

Who should attend?

This career exploration event is open to ALL students, graduate and undergrad. While it is ideal for undergrads exploring career options or seeking internships or full-time jobs, it is also ideal for graduate students in GSLIS, CAS, and other programs interested in making networking connections and leaning more about opportunities in the communications and marketing fields.

The Communications & Marketing Careers Information Exchange is produced annually by the six-college consortium known as the College Career Centers of Boston (CCCOB), all with programs in communications and marketing: BC, BU, Emerson, Emmanuel, Simmons, and Suffolk. Typically between 100-200 students attend from the six colleges.

We are especially excited this year as Simmons is hosting the event for the first time, so we are hoping for a HUGE turnout of Simmons students!

Several Simmons alums will be returning to campus as representatives of their employers, including Alice Stein '00 and Tarra Marino '12 of KHJ Brand Activation (Alice is also the current President of the Greater Boston chapter of the AMA), Elin Boman '13 of Mullen, and others.

For more information

For more information see the recent CEC News blog post about the event.

You can also visit (and of course Like!) the CEC's Facebook page about the Info Exchange.

Please see the attached flier (produced by Simmons' own Studio 5 students in the Comm department) which you can print out to serve as a reminder.

Questions? Contact the CEC at careers@simmons.edu or 617-521-2488 or stop by the ground floor of the SOM/Academic Building.

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Librarian II, New Britain Public Library, New Britain CT

Librarian II, to head up Circulation & Branch Supervisor position in a busy library of a diverse and dynamic community. Oversees the development and maintenance of circulation resources, coordinates circulation activities at both the main library and its branch, and provides outreach.

A Masters in Library Science Degree from an ALA accredited Library Science program and three years of supervisory and library experience in public service to children and or adults required. Strong commitment to customer service professional with excellent people skills.    Experience with SIRSI and/or Sierra preferred.

Full posting and job description at www.nbpl.info. Send resume, letter, and contact information for 3 references to Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051 or email to prutkowski@nbpl.info.  

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Instructional Services Librarian, Babson College, Wellesley MA

Job Summary:

The Instructional Services Librarian supports and advances library instructional programs through the application of information literacy standards, instructional design principles, pedagogical knowledge, educational technologies, and ongoing assessment efforts. Specifically responsible for providing research consultations; serving as the liaison to at least one academic division; and supporting a strong, responsive, user-centric service model.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Research & Instruction Services Team, assesses information literacy needs of students, faculty, and staff and develops creative delivery models to meet those needs.
  • Develops and manages digital assets, instructional documentation, in-class presentations, and teaching schedule for library instruction programs.
  • Develops innovative and effective models of library outreach for students, faculty and staff.
  • Provides in-person, email and virtual research support to students and faculty, as a member of the Research & Instructional Services Team.
  • Conducts ongoing assessments of student learning and contributes to departmental assessment projects.
  • Functions as the liaison to specific academic division(s), providing library services, such as, curriculum support, research assistance, library instruction and special projects.
  • Learns, implements, and teaches new technologies both in support of larger ITSD initiatives and in pursuit of continuous enhancement of the library instruction programs.
  • Functions as the liaison to specific academic division(s), providing library services such as curriculum support, research assistance and library instruction.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.

Education Requirements:

Minimum Level of Education Required

Master's Degree in Library Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association

Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:

  • At least 3-5 years of post MLS library experience.
  • Strong and dynamic classroom presence and presentation skills with evidence of strong interest and success with learning, implementing, and teaching emerging information technologies.
  • Knowledge of best practices of instructional design as applied to in person, online, synchronous and asynchronous instruction.
  • Evidence of exceptional interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate effectively with diverse students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and other community members
  • Strong program management skills
  • Excellent computer proficiency
  • Commitment and focus on advancing career by development of deep knowledge in one or more business disciplines - management, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, economics, etc.

Competencies:

  • Communication
  • Customer Service Orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Technology
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Self-Management
  • Leadership
  • Business Management

Working Conditions:

This position requires a varying work schedule and may include some evening hours.

Apply here: http://babson.peopleadmin.com/postings/2561

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Description Archivist (Short Term Consultant), World Bank Group Archives, Washington DC

POSITION: Description Archivist (Short Term Consultant)

LOCATION: World Bank Group Archives - Washington, DC

START DATE: 2 December 2013

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: 2 December 2013 to 30 June 2014

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Chief Archivist, the Description Archivist is responsible for arrangement and description of fonds held by the World Bank Group Archives as assigned by the Program Lead. Specific duties include: arranging records into series using functional analysis; describing records at the fonds and series level according to the International Standard for Archival Description (ISAD(G)) and World Bank Group specific-rules; creating finding aids; posting finding aids and other descriptive information on-line; updating information in the WBG Archives' business system (TRIM); completing limited physical processing; and performing other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Master of Archival Studies degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: Experience in arrangement and description projects using the International Standard for Archival Description (ISAD(G)) or the Rules for Archival Description (RAD) is required. Experience as a working level archivist preferred. Knowledge of the Microsoft Office software suite, TRIM, and/or web publishing is an asset.

Other: The ideal candidate can work diligently alone, and can also work cooperatively with team members. The candidate should demonstrate excellent organization skills and be able to manage large multi-part projects. The candidate must be able to communicate clearly in English both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of a second language is an asset. Must be able to lift 15 pounds, or more on a regular basis.

COMPENSATION: Very competitive daily fee based on skills and experience. Work visas for non-US nationals will be arranged.

SUBMISSION: Please submit curriculum vitae along with 1 - 2 samples of ISAD or RAD descriptions completed by the candidate by close of business November 8th, 2013 to April Miller: amiller3@worldbankgroup.org

 

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Library Director, Uxbridge Free Public Library, Uxbridge MA

Mission:

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

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Library Science or Master of Science in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school with Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners certification and five years of progressively responsible library experience preferred.
  • Demonstrates ability to work with initiative
  • Demonstrates ability to work as part of the total library team
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates knowledge of collection development and maintenance, library practices, procedures and technology
  • Demonstrates an ability to organize, maintain, and administer a complex operating budget for a library system
  • Demonstrates effective working relationships with Trustees, staff, patrons, officials of other local departments and the general public
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrates ability to develop short- and long-term development plans and objectives
  • Demonstrates ability to evaluate and act on unique situations

Demonstrates proficiency in the procedures and practices of professional library administration and the organization and management of its operations.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of automated information data and retrieval systems: WORD, EXCEL, LAN, HTML, Internet and PowerPoint

 

Responsible to:

The Library Board of Trustees 

Reports to:

The President of the Library Board of Trustees

Responsibilities:

Planning and Policy-making

  • Collaborates with the Board to Develop goals and objectives for long and short-range plans for the library
  • Collaborates with the Board to develop library policies, programs, and procedures.
  • Establishes goals and objectives for the staff to accomplish long-range plans
  • Conducts, directs and evaluates studies relating to library service responsiveness and efficiency, cost effectiveness and systems analysis.
  • Initiates and develops programs in anticipation and /or in response to community needs.
  • Maintains excellent organizational skills.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date library policy manual
  • Plans, directs, and supervises development and preservation of the town library local history archives collection; including inventory, appraisals and insurance, in cooperation with the local historical society and Historical Commission

Fiscal management

  • Develops, prepares, and recommends to the Board, Town Boards, and Town Meeting and administers, the annual operating budget, and capital outlay programs based on the established goals and related performance data.
  • Develops and justifies the library budget, including payroll, monthly bills, statistics and revolving accounts
  • Prepares all financial documents within the timeline and procedures established by the town Accountant.
  • Selects quality and cost-effective vendors, contractors and others to provides services and products
  • Pursues grant funding from all sources to promote, enhance or create new library services, programs and collections.
  • Administers grants and foundation funds according to specified guidelines and files all indicated reports within specified time-fames.


Property Management

  • Manages the physical plant, as well as the preventative maintenance program, to ensure proper maintenance and utilization of the library.
  • Supervises all maintenance and repair personnel and maintains accurate maintenance records.
  • Analyzes and identifies building and grounds needs and recommends improvements, repairs and additions as necessary to the Board of Trustees.
  • Ensures clean, clear, safe and welcoming environment for staff and public in the building and on the grounds.
  • Responds to building emergencies and takes appropriate action.
  • Maintains a Disaster and Evacuation Plan.

Personnel Management

  • Provides leadership in establishing effective working relationships and communication, ensuring high productivity, and encouraging initiative and creativity.
  • Manages the staff and coordinates staff functions in accordance with established goals and philosophy of the library mission.
  • Maintains an overview of library activities and assigns staff according to the needs of the library and the abilities of the staff.
  • Encourages professional development among staff members.
  • Directly recruits, selects, promotes and/or terminates, supervises and annually evaluates all union personnel. These evaluations shall be submitted to the Town Clerk in a timely manner.
  • Conducts staff meetings and ensures staff knowledge of library policies and procedures.
  • Develops and coordinates volunteer services.
  • May serve as reference librarian and fill in at circulation desk as necessary

Library Service and Operations

  • Responsible for and supervises the selection, acquisition and culling of library materials.
  • Accepts and acknowledges all gifts. Reports this information to the Board at its next meeting.
  • Supervises the utilization and maintenance of technology to deliver, monitor and enhance library service.
  • Evaluates, introduces and maintains new technology as appropriate. Arranges for or conducts library staff training.
  • Strives to encourage gift giving to the library.
  • Coordinates and analyzes the library operations and functions to ensure accuracy, efficiency and quality
  • Maintains the Library website.
  • Analyzes library operations, summarizes service developments and progress in achieving core objectives to provide the Board with the information necessary for sound decision making and fiscal responsibility.
  • Reports on current library trends as they may relate to local library services and operations.
  • Maintains/expands current Adult programming (speakers, authors etc.), as community interest dictates


Communication

  • Attends and participates in all Board meetings and advises Trustees of programs, services, facility, planning, personnel and policy matters requiring consideration/action, as well as any changes in library services, programs, and collection.
  • Presents a written Director's Reports at all meetings identifying the progress and status of ongoing library programs and other matters requiring the Board's attention.
  • Submits a Director's report to the Town Manager and attends Department Head meetings.
  • Attends both Spring and Fall Annual Town Meetings to address library related issues if needed
  • Files required documents to State agencies (ARIS Report) on time
  • Promotes library through regular press releases, and positive local reports
  • Acts as a liaison between library staff and the Board.
  • Manages the internal and external communications and public relations of the library unless otherwise arranged.
  • Establishes and conducts comprehensive public relations programs which promote the library and its services
  • Expands community outreach through a variety of means including but not limited to: library-school partnerships, addressing community groups, and identifying ways to serve patrons outside of the library building

Continuing Education

  • Keeps informed of current developments in the library field

Physical Requirements:

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.

Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in carrying and shelving books, and in performing other typical library functions. The employee must regularly lift and/or move material weighing up to 35lbs. May be required to push or pull book trucks weighing up to 150 pounds. Vision and hearing at, or correctable to, normal ranges is necessary. Depth, color, peripheral, and distance vision routinely required. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Ability to operate a keyboard at efficient speed. Ability to talk, hear, walk, sit, bend, reach, or grasp. Occasional need to climb, balance, stoop, kneel or crouch. Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials used to performing essential functions. Operation of a motor vehicle may be required necessitating a Class D license.

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

Resumes can be submitted to mefco@verizon.net

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Department Head Librarian - Circulation Services, Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield MA

Salary:

VML Professional Staff Association

Grade 8 - $25.10 to $28.24 per hour (4 steps)

Full benefit package

Hours:

30 hours per week

Organizational relationship:

Directly responsible to Library Director

Qualifications: 

- Master Degree in Library Science

-  3 years professional library experience

Closing Date for Applications:  November 8, 2013

See the Job Description for more information. Interested applicants please submit resume and cover letter by e-mail to malib@ocln.org or by mail to:

                           

Chris Woods

Acting Director

Ventress Memorial Library

15 Library Plaza

Marshfield, MA 02050

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Education and Information Studies Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park MD

Title:  Education and Information Studies Librarian

Category: Librarian (Open Rank)

Department: HSSL Research Services, Public Services Division

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

 

Position Description

The University of Maryland Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, technologically-adept, and service-oriented Education and Information Studies Librarian to join the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians (HSSL), based in McKeldin Library, the main university library.  The Librarian will serve as the liaison to the College of Education and the College of Information Studies and will support their educational and research activities as well as those of the broader academic community.

 

The Education and Information Studies Librarian builds strong relationships with faculty and other campus professionals and establishes collaborative partnerships within, across, and outside of the University. The Librarian designs, implements, and maintains tools and services that support the strategic educational and research goals of the University; develops and manages print and electronic collections in the assigned disciplines; works collaboratively with other librarians on collection issues; establishes strong collaborations with teaching and research faculty in adopting current and emerging digital technologies for learning and research; develops innovative approaches in providing general and subject-specific instruction in the use of library resources; supports information literacy efforts; designs and implements student-centered services to support graduate and undergraduate learning and research; provides general and subject-specific information and research service in person, by phone, through CHAT, IM, and email; and develops an understanding of the culture of research and trends in publishing and scholarly communication.  The Librarian participates in departmental and library activities and serves on library- and campus-wide committees, working groups and teams; engages in scholarly and professional activities; and contributes to the fields of education and information studies.  The Librarian reports to the Head of HSSL.

 

Requirements

 

Education:

•ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library or Information Science

•Master's degree in Education or demonstrated equivalent background in a subject area of Education

 

Professional Experience:

Experience with or aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students

Experience with or aptitude for collection development and management

Experience with or aptitude for research/information and instructional services

Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned disciplines

Knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies in the fields of Education and Information Science

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff

Ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele

 

Preferred:

One year of library or related professional experience

Experience with web technologies, repository systems, or database structure, description and development

Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies

Familiarity with collections in social sciences (e.g. scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries and other formats)

 

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website:

http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/ii-100B.html .

 

For the complete position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

 

Application

 

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

Applications will be accepted until November 25, 2013.

 

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Senior Editor/Writer, Education Development Center (EDC), Waltham MA

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

EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace.

                  

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center in the Health and Human Development Division has an opening for a Senior Writer/ Editor/ Researcher, Information Services Team, reporting to the Information Services Team manager, in Waltham.

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to promote a public health approach to suicide prevention. SPRC is hiring a senior writer/editor/researcher on its Information Services Team.  The writer/editor/researcher will be responsible for identifying and writing summaries of research, developments in the suicide prevention field, and news stories for SPRC's weekly e-newsletter; coordinating social media postings; creating content for the SPRC website; and conducting research in response to information requests from staff and SPRC's external audience; and working with other team members to build and maintain the online library.  The writer/editor/researcher should be familiar with sources of public health information, data and statistics. Other skills include monitoring and synthesizing new research in public health and behavioral health; website content management; and product development and marketing.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

The Senior Editor/Writer is responsible for leading the development and execution of a variety of complex writing and editorial projects for internal &/or external audiences; s/he

• Independently works on problems or assignments of large scope, complexity or impact, requiring review of various intangible factors; works on projects where analysis of data requires in-depth evaluation of various factors

• Guides development of publications through multiple revisions to achieve content objectives

• Exercises judgment within generally defined practices in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining results

• Independently determines methods and procedures on new assignments

• Applies style & editorial rules and expertly uses electronic editing tools

• Receives text from center staff; writes and copy-edits documents in a clear and concise style, developmentally coordinating changes to the entire manuscript from initial submission through final publication

• Drafts manuscripts, edits and corrects final drafts for typesetting; authenticates and corrects data

• Discusses copy with supervisor or managing editor for approval and to incorporate changes

• Implements recordkeeping procedures; updates and maintains documentation

• Implements policies & procedures related to service agreements and contractual obligations

•Ensures the accuracy, usefulness and timeliness of SPRC's enewsletter and makes effective use of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and blogging.

• Creates content for the SPRC website that is clear, engaging, up to date, and relevant to the audience.

• Coordinates and assists team members in monitoring, synthesizing, archiving, and disseminating new research and information from government agencies, national organizations, and other sources.

•Provides literature reviews and responses to queries from SPRC staff and professionals in the field.

Collaborates with other team members to identify, catalogue and add items to the online library.

Specific duties of SPRC's Information Services writer/editor/ researcher:

•Ensures the accuracy, usefulness and timeliness of SPRC's enewsletter and makes effective use of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and blogging.

• Creates content for the SPRC website that is clear, engaging, up to date, and relevant to the audience.

• Coordinates and assists team members in monitoring, synthesizing, archiving, and disseminating new research and information from government agencies, national organizations, and other sources.

•Provides literature reviews and responses to queries from SPRC staff and professionals in the field.

Collaborates with other team members to identify, catalogue and add items to the online library.

The Senior Editor/Writer

• Advises center staff of editorial recommendations

• Acts as developmental editor &/or production editor, coordinating publication from initiation to completion

• Confers with center or project staff to establish technical specifications, determine specific or general subject material to be developed for publication, or to resolve development or publishing problems

• Troubleshoots problems

• Collaborates with senior staff/management on complex questions; exercises tact and discretion in raising and resolving issues

• Keeps management informed of status of issues and projects

• Interviews individuals or attends meetings to obtain items or clarify information for inclusion and verify facts; researches or seeks technical advice and refers complex problems to senior staff/management

• Provides technical guidance and may supervise regular or contract staff; may train or coach less experienced staff

• Facilitates teamwork; engages collaboratively in feedback

QUALIFICATIONS

 

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

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training & experience

• 5-7 years related writing, editing, desktop publishing, and project/supervisory experience

• Background in program/project area(s) desirable

Specific qualifications for the SPRC Information Services writer/editor/researcher

• Customer service orientation and ability to be responsive and helpful to SPRC's staff and audience

• Experience creating website content and using social media Experience with technology, including public health and/or behavioral health databases and online research tools

• Experience writing, editing, and marketing educational/informational materials for a variety of public health/ behavioral health audiences

• Background in mental health, public health and/ or suicide prevention

• Degree in library science an advantage

To Apply:   http://www.candidatemanager.net/cm/Apply.aspx?&mid=YEVYF&sid=UEVD&jid=UDDCXYD&site=Education%20Development%20Center,%20Inc.&a=YdsMfmmX1iQ%253d&b=5PB1VCyc73g%253d

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Lead Generation Programs Manager, OCLC, Inc., Dublin OH

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs. Tens of thousands of libraries around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials. We are currently seeking a Lead Generation Programs Manager at our Corporate Headquarters located in Dublin, Ohio. 

 

The Lead Generation Programs Manager is responsible for independently managing assigned sales campaigns that are engineered to create and nurture sales leads within the Americas under the direction of the Sales Development Manager.  The Programs Manager plans, creates, executes and analyzes campaign tactics to ensure that the Library Services of Americas sales team has targeted sales opportunities in the pipeline adequate to achieve sales and product quotas.

 

Responsible for project management of sales campaigns designed to create sales leads for the Americas sales team.  Manages a variety of campaigns simultaneously.  

  • Develop project plan for each campaign, including metrics to measure results.
  • Identify and provide report seeking management approval for all campaign costs, including design, print, mailing lists, postal and call center costs.
  • Identify appropriate targets (i.e., types of libraries and contacts within the library) for the campaigns and request or purchase mailing lists.
  • Work with Creative Services team to develop the vehicles (e.g., direct mail, email templates, Facebook ads, custom invitations, PowerPoint presentations, etc.) used to execute the tactics for each specific campaign
  • Phone campaigns:  Coordinate resources for phone campaigns, including outside consultants or OCLC Sales Development staff.  Write call scripts. 
  • Manage and execute e-marketing campaigns. 
  • Manage, coordinate, administer & host Web seminars 
  • Manage the fulfillment of requests for information from phone, mail and web site inquiries to ensure the timely, systematic response to inquiries

 

 Analyze the results of campaigns both during the campaign and after the campaign is complete. This analysis will include:

  • Reviewing call reports from field sales, inside sales, and telemarketing agencies on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • Reviewing daily sales campaign call report comments from prospects.
  • Reviewing activity reports from OCLC's customer relationship management system.
  • Reviewing the sales pipeline and billing data associated to the campaign as the campaign progresses.
  • Developing metric reports measuring the success of the campaigns throughout and for inclusion in department report to executive management.
  • Recommend and implement adjustments to campaign tactics, based on the analysis. 
  • Develop follow-up report on effectiveness of each campaign.

 

 Campaign planning:

  • Provide strategic input to the overall campaign planning process, including the process of developing an annual sales campaign calendar.  Include lead nurturing activities for WMS and other products as a key part of the sales campaign planning.
  • Provide analysis and direction during the campaign planning process for individual campaigns including the tactics, timing, contents and budget.

 

 List Management:

  • Coordinate mailing list research for each sales campaign. 
  • Coordinate the extraction of names and mailing lists from the marketing databases according to the project requirements.
  • Assist with the collection and analysis of market segment information based on business, program and institutional needs to help plan campaigns.

Manages lists to ensure that any particular list or segment is not being used too frequently in campaigns

  • Bachelor degree required in Marketing, Business or similar degree.
  • 3+ years of sales campaign and/or marketing program planning and execution in a B-to-B environment.
  • Proven experience with the use of multiple marketing campaign tactics including direct mail, email marketing, telemarketing, social networking and web session execution.
  • Demonstrated understanding of telemarketing and telesales. 
  • Team-oriented collaborative working style.  Strong interpersonal communication skills.  Excellent visual, written, electronic and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to execute marketing programs and interact with multiple organizations within the company.
  • Proficiency with the use Microsoft Office tools Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

TO APPLY:  Visit our website at www.oclc.jobs and locate Job #2342.  Create a personal profile by uploading your Word-formatted resume.

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Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant

Consider applying for the Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant!


Looking for support for a career development activity?  The Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant provides one individual up to $1500 to support a career development activity that will contribute to advancement in the field of medical informatics. 

The application deadline is December 1, 2013.  The full grant application, including eligibility requirements, is available at:  http://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/. For additional information, contact Michael Newman, Jury Chair, at mnewman@stanford.edu.

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Division Head, Teen Services, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill MA

Position:                             Division Head, Teen Services

Hours of Work:                 Full-Time/40 hours per week; flexible schedule to include some nights and weekends

Salary Range:                    $35,490 - $42,017 (Steps 1-5, City of Haverhill salary scale)

Reports To:                        Head of Youth Services                

 

The Haverhill Public Library seeks an energetic library professional with a keen interest in serving teens in a busy urban library setting.  The Teen Services Librarian performs all duties related to providing reference and information assistance to teens, including instruction in the use of electronic resources, developing and presenting programs to meet the educational and recreational needs of Haverhill teens, selection of teen materials, and oversight of the Library's Teen Zone and teen website pages.  The Library has an active Teen Volunteer Corps and Teen Friends of the Library.  Community outreach to local schools and other organizations that serve teens provides ample opportunities to build outstanding coalitions.   

 

The ideal candidate has a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.   The Haverhill Public Library serves a community of 62,000 nestled along the banks of the Merrimack River.  The Library has a reputation for cutting-edge technology solutions, community outreach, and outstanding customer service.  Demonstrated knowledge of teen literature and programming; knowledge of best practices in library service to teens; experience working with teens in a public library environment preferred; effective communication skills; ability to work independently and as a team member.  Experience using social networking tools and mobile technologies to promote library services to teens is highly desirable.

For more information: http://static.haverhillpl.org/PD-Teen_Services.pdf

 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three references to Carol Verny, Director, Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA, 01830, or to cverny@mvlc.org.  First consideration will be given to candidates who submit applications by November 15, 2013. 

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Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section Honors Committee: Request for Award Nominations

The Honors Committee seeks nominations for the NAHRS Award for Professional Excellence. This award recognizes a NAHRS member who exhibits outstanding leadership and exceptional librarianship in meeting the information needs of nursing and allied health professionals.  The nomination may be made for service and contributions to the information needs of nursing and allied health professionals as demonstrated by excellence in leadership and librarianship, a history of professional publications, conference presentations and participation in NAHRS and MLA. The nominee must be a member of MLA and a member of the NAHRS Section.

For additional details, see the nomination form at http://nahrs.mlanet.org/home/awards/nomination. All
nominations must be received no later than* **December 1, 2013*.

The recipient receives a $100 cash award and will be recognized at the 2013 NAHRS Annual Business Meeting. To view past recipients, please visit : http://nahrs.mlanet.org/home/awards/past.

In addition, the Honors Committee seeks nominees for the Recognition for Lifetime Professional Contribution award. This award acknowledges a career of service at the time of retirement. If you know of a NAHRS member, or are yourself reaching retirement, please contact Sarah Katz (sekatz@udel.edu) so that NAHRS can recognize this milestone.

We know that many NAHRS members are doing great work, and invite you to take this opportunity to help them be recognized. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Sarah Katz (sekatz@udel.edu) off-list.


Librarian II, Manchester City Library, Manchester NH

Starting Salary:   $45,238.24 per year - plus comprehensive benefits package
                                              
               Work schedule includes one Saturday in 3-Week Rotation and one evening per week

THE JOB:           

Under     the  direction   of  the  Circulation    Manager     this  position  will  be responsible   for   the   following:   Supervision   of   the   Library   Pages;   Collection Development   as   assigned;   Coverage   of   Public   Service   Desks.   These   duties include    performing    all  tasks  associated  with   working    at  a  high  volume Circulation desk as well as the determination of patron needs, the provision of guidance and assistance to patrons, reader's advisory, reference services and related library services when assigned to work at the Information/Technology desk;    Coordination    of  the  Library's  Home      Services   Program;    assist  in  resolution   of   Patron   disputes;   oversee   debt   collect  process   for   both   library buildings;     Programming;      Technology/Computer        Training;    Oversee     the Circulation   Division   in   the   absence   of   the   Circulation   Manager   and   other related duties as assigned.


MINIMUM  QUALIFICATIONS:            

Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university (ALA     accredited   program)    required;  Circulation   and  Information    Services experience in a public library; Supervisory Experience a plus.

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


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:                  

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

OPENING DATE:                    Monday, October 21, 2013

CLOSING DATE:                    Friday, November 1, 2013

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

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Archive Intern, Beyond Conflict, Cambridge MA

 Beyond Conflict (formerly the  Project on Justice in Times of Transition)  is looking for   a   student   who   is   interested   in   gaining   hands-on  archive  experience   working  for  an internationally       focused     non-profit      organization      in   the   conflict    resolution     field  by professionally archiving 20 years of historically relevant documents.

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         Beyond Conflict is an internationally focused NGO that for over 21 years has brought together     individuals    from    a  broad   spectrum     of  countries    to  share   experiences     in  ending conflict,    establishing    peace    and    building    civil  society.    Unlike     conflict   resolution    and reconciliation   programs   that   rely   on   policy-makers   with   little   or   no   first-hand   experience, Beyond Conflict  draws on the talents and energies of decision-makers who have worked to steer   their   own   countries   out   of   repression   or   conflict   and   creates   for  a   for   them   to   convey practical knowledge to those who are facing similar challenges.

         Beyond Conflict has conducted programs that have helped practitioners and political leaders strategize solutions in a variety of countries and regions, including  Bahrain,  Bosnia, Guatemala, Iran, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Palestine and Peru. BC initiatives have addressed a broad array of issues related to peace-building and democratization in post-conflict settings, including      consensus-building       in  preparation     for  negotiations,     improving     United    Nations peace-building   practices   in   the   rule   of   law   area,   strengthening   the   capacity   of   political   and community  leaders   to  work    together   on   reconstruction     issues   and   reforming     intelligence organizations. BC's most notable accomplishments include: catalyzing the field of transitional justice;   helping   introduce   the   truth   commission   concept   in   South   Africa;   fostering   peaceful negotiations and national reconciliation among leaders in Northern Ireland, Central America and the Balkans.

        Under      the   supervision     of  Beyond      Conflict   staff,   the   intern   will   be   tasked     to
professionally      archive   documents      from    the  past  twenty    years   of  programing.      Documents
include   correspondence   with   heads   of   state,   key   policy   makers   and   diplomats  as   well   as
programing information. The intern will gain insight through primary documents to the past 20 years of conflict negotiation and reconciliation. The ideal candidate will:

•    have some professional archiving experience
•    have some international experience
•    have strong organizational skills  and excellent research and writing skills

       Interested students should contact Ina Breuer at ibreuer@beyondconflictint.org
      More information on Beyond Conflict can be found at www.beyondconflictint.org

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Information Literacy Program Internship, Fairfield University, Spring 2014

Description of Program: In concert with the mission of Fairfield University, the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Instruction Program seeks to develop information-literate lifelong learners. We define information
literacy as the ability to recognize when information is needed; to effectively locate and organize information while considering the myriad of information sources and formats available; to logically and critically evaluate and assimilate information while seeking objective truth and personal meaning; to synthesize and use information to communicate conclusions persuasively; and to apply these skills ethically and legally throughout life, with a sense of social responsibility.

Qualifications: Interns must be currently enrolled in a graduate level Library and Information Science or School Media program.   Relevant class work in reference or instruction preferred.


Description of Internship: The Intern will play an active role in our Information Literacy Program.  The Intern will:

Work closely with the Instruction Coordinator to design and deliver approximately 8-10 library instruction classes. The exact number and types of classes will be determined through careful review of the Intern's experience and interests, as well as our Program's needs. Have the opportunity to observe seasoned instruction librarians, and receive substantive feedback on content and delivery of instruction, work collaboratively with faculty on lesson plans, depending on experience, career interests, and need.  The Intern could also produce a project related to our instruction program.  The Intern would work closely with the
Instruction Coordinator on such a project, meet regularly with the Instruction Coordinator for ongoing feedback and discussion.

Depending on experience, previous coursework, and interest, readings and discussions of information literacy related readings may be included. This internship is an excellent opportunity to work in an
academic environment, learn about Information Literacy Standards in theory and in practice, and gain valuable instruction experience.

This internship begins in late January and runs through May, 2014.


Contact: To apply, send a brief letter of interest and availability to Curtis Ferree, Interim Instruction Coordinator, cferree@fairfield.edu, (203) 254-4000 x2185

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Communications and Marketing Manager, Sno-Isle Libraries, Marysville WA

This position will remain open until sufficient qualified applicants are received. Initial screening will begin November 1, 2013. To ensure first consideration your online application will need to be submitted by this date.
Sno-Isle Libraries is looking for a Communications and Marketing Manager to serve as the communications and marketing content strategist responsible for the Library District's publications and content systems, manage the strategy, development and execution of an editorial calendar for internal and external communications, marketing and audience engagement and online services and products across all media channels and formats.


The position will lead efforts for alignment of communication efforts with Library District objectives and provide management focus on the virtual experience of our customers, visitors, staff and stakeholders with the objective of ensuring an effective array of online information, services and products.


Typical Duties:

  •  Manage communications, marketing, events and public relations activities to expand and promote awareness of the Library District and its services.
  •  Manage all media channels and formats, including online communications and social media properties through development and implementation of editorial calendar.
  •  Develop a content marketing strategy based on user needs, stakeholder objectives and Library District's priorities to ensure the online services and products are focused on the customer's virtual experience.
  •  Provide effective staff direction and supervision to ensure quality communication and marketing content, products and services for the Library District. This includes such actions as: interviewing, selecting, and training staff; scheduling and assigning tasks and services to assure optimum service levels and uses of staff skills and abilities; coaching staff and arranging for or giving continuing training to enhance their capabilities and to enhance quality of service; applying Library District personnel policies and procedures to such matters as granting and scheduling leave, resolving grievances and discipline matters; evaluating staff performance and providing useful and helpful communication to staff on their performance; and promoting and terminating assigned staff members.
  •  Assure the fiscal soundness of the operation of the marketing and communication unit, including developing annual budgets, monitoring and reporting expenditures compared to budget and initiating needed corrective action.
  •  Develop and manage the production of Library District communication and promotional materials, including online content, newsletters, e-communications, annual reports, brochures, flyers, news releases, event programs and publications; review and edit existing promotional materials for marketing effectiveness, cross-promotional implications and adherence to brand guidelines.
  •  Work with library staff to measure the effectiveness of marketing efforts for use of Library District resources, programs and services; ensure brand consistency across project deliverables, digital and print; provide support for communication and marketing efforts.
  •  Develop and implement communications and information-sharing strategy.
  •  Acts in the absence of the Communication Director.

Qualified individuals must have competent experience or knowledge of:

  •  Media relations, community relations, multimedia, online, external and internal communications, as well as customer and stakeholder engagement.
  •  Communications including speech, message and delivery development and collateral support, including message preparation and delivery in various scenarios.
  •  Publication development and management demonstrating familiarity with written communications, marketing and audience engagement across a range of media and platforms.
  •  Traditional and online media work with interactive community, news and entertainment media, including strategic partnerships with media.
  •  Professional-level writing, editing and communication skills with the ability to effectively interact, present ideas and represent the organization in diverse settings with all types of audiences.
  •  Budget, workplan and staff development, supervising, leading and effectively managing staff teams and resources.
  •  Development and successful implementation of plans (objectives, strategies, messaging, and tactical action) for programs, projects, products and events, taking projects from concept to quality delivery on time and on budget.
  •  Coordination and management of online opportunities for communications, marketing and customer engagement through the internet, search engine optimization and social media networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, blogging, as well as email communications and online marketing campaigns.
  •  Use of business, communications, and marketing and online software tools.
  •  Campaigns to amplify brand awareness, improve and maintain customer loyalty, and increase event attendance.
  •  Collaborative development, launch and management of reciprocal marketing initiatives with partnering organizations.
  •  Digital image asset management systems, communications and market research, surveys, polling, analyses, evaluations and implementing recommendations.
  •  Demonstrated ability to simplify, explain and present complex concepts for understanding.
  •  Mac and Windows-based software; customer service standards and protocols.
  •  Public sector experience, familiarity or knowledge of Library District policies and procedures is a plus.

Qualified individuals are required to be able to: speak, write and understand English clearly and concisely; supervise and oversee the work of others in a manner that enhances their performance and assures quality service; administer budgets and fiscal assets; work cooperatively and have favorable interpersonal relations with public and co-workers.

These skills and abilities typically are acquired through a combination of experience and training including a Bachelor degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field and five years of experience in media, communications and marketing, online communications, corporate or non-profit communications environment, including three years of supervisory experience, or any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skills.


NOTE: A digital portfolio of work samples, including previous communications, marketing or online work will be requested if invited to interview.

A Sno-Isle application is required for each position applying for and must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Applications and employment information available online: http://www.sno-isle.org

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Beta Beta Chapter Student Book Award

The Beta Beta Chapter Student Book Award, a $500 gift certificate to the Simmons/GSLIS West Bookstore (Odyssey Bookshop), will be granted to a current student in the master's degree program at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science in December 2013. 

You are eligible if you:
• 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 application form with a personal statement (350 words or less) as described herein.
Application due date: October 25, 2013

For further information on Beta Phi Mu, including grants and scholarships, please check the Beta Phi Mu web site: http://www.beta-phi-mu.org/. Like the Beta Phi Mu - Beta Beta Chapter page on Facebook to see how Beta Phi Mu offers exciting new opportunities.

Click here to apply


The recipient of the Beta Beta Chapter Student Book Award will be invited to the annual Beta Phi Mu reception and business meeting in Spring 2014.

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Volunteer, Children's Books Conference: What's New in Children's Books, Brookline MA

The Foundation for Children's Books is hosting a development conference called "What's New in Children's Books?" for librarians and teachers, and featuring several authors and illustrators. Our upcoming conference is to be held on Saturday, November 2nd and we are looking for 2 GSLIS students who would be interested in helping us out by staffing our registration table for the event. 
This would be a great opportunity for anyone interested in Youth Services or School Libraries: firstly, because you would get to attend the event for free (students usually pay $25) and secondly, it would be a great opportunity to network as the event is attended by representatives of each of the nearby public library systems as well as a whole host of public and private school librarians. 
We would need the volunteers at the event for 8AM, but once the registration is complete they are free to simply sit in on the conference. Anyone who is interested can contact admin@thefcb.org or kristy.n.lockhart@gmail.com.

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Medical Librarian, DeVry Medical International, Miramar FL

The Librarian provides library services to students, faculty and staff through reference, bibliographic instruction, collection development, and supervision of student employees. THIS POSITION WILL BE LOCATED IN MIRAMAR, FL. LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY PLEASE.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provides face-to-face, e-mail, and on-line reference service for students, faculty and staff.
Provides bibliographic instruction.
Assists with the operation of the library's automated circulation system and circulation desk operations.
Trains and supervises student and temporary workers in circulation desk operations. 
Makes recommendations for collection development.
Assists with public relations, prepares posters, exhibits and handouts.
Oversees inter-library loan activity.
Conducts library statistical reporting.
Organizes cataloguing per OCLC (Ohio College Library Center) standards.
Prepares processing, recording, and claiming of serial subscriptions.  Oversees the weeding and disposal of outdated issues.
Proofread materials and assist in formatting for the team.
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

Master of Library Services (MLS) or other equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution (MLS candidates with completed relevant coursework will also be considered). At least two to three years relevant work experience as a Reference Librarian, preferably in an academic setting. Experience in the use of online databases, the internet, and traditional print resources required. Proofreading/formatting experience and advance computer skills.

Medical librarian preferred.

Visit http://www.devryinc.com/search_current_openings.jsp to apply.

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Account Manager for Legal Records and Office Services, Account Manager for Legal Records and Office Services, Boston MA

Join our dynamic group of on-site managers whom, along with their teams, provide outstanding customer service to a variety of Fortune 500 clients globally. Our Office Document Services teams handle document production, records management, hospitality services, and mail distribution, for a large group of corporate, legal, and financial service clients. This role combines a traditional management position, with the excitement of managing a client relationship.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of a client site location in which Williams Lea provides Legal Records Management Services by establishing and implementing standard procedures for team operations, with responsibility for the full spectrum of employee management, development and training.
  • Act as a subject matter expert to the client, the Records team.
  • Provide leadership in a customer service intensive environment.
  • Create a work environment where the Records team understands both Williams Lea and client expectations, and work together to support each other and the organization.
  • Responsible for staffing decisions, including interviewing, hiring, mentoring, and disciplining team members.
  • Manage team compensation, promotional increases and merit increases strategically, balancing employee rewards and department profitability.
  • Identify potential future leaders from the Records team, with a focus on succession planning.
  • Understand team financial targets, analyzing financial trends, identifying shortfalls, and create action plans to recover revenue or cut expenses as needed.
  • Create, maintain, and enhance strong customer relationships across various levels of the client organization.
  • Maximize profitability through the effective utilization of assets and site resources, and identifying additional revenue opportunities.
  • Ensure timely completion of necessary administrative duties such as payroll procedures, invoicing and accounting procedures and all client and Williams Lea required monthly management reports.

Records Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of the Firm's records database.
  • Maintenance of the inventory stored within the records department, including routine file purges and transfers of files to an offsite storage facility.
  • Management of the Firm's inventory of boxes in an offsite storage facility, including the offsite filing system, box retrieval, box additions and box refiles within the inventory.
  • Management of the annual file destruction and box audit process.
  • Maintenance of supply inventory within the records department.
  • Development of procedures to ensure the highest level of service and accountability.
  • Maintenance of all hard copy files and documents, including permanent, work paper, audit, confirmation, correspondence, tax returns, restricted, research files.
  • Preparation of files to be shipped to offsite warehouse. Includes computer input of boxes and content of each box. Each box must be numbered for retrieval purposes.
  • Generate reports from the records database for internal customers
  • Conduct follow with internal customers for return of retrieved items to records department and/or storage.

 

 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Extensive managerial experience, preferably in the Office Document Services or similar field.
  • 2-4 year of prior experience in records management, including records management systems, imaging and emerging technologies with B.S. degree, or 5-8 years relevant experience.
  • Experience implementing an Electronic Records System is desirable.
  • Proven track of successfully supervising, developing and training staff.
  • Ability to articulate your ideas and motivate the Office Document Services team to execute them to your satisfaction.
  • Solid understanding of procedures, software and equipment utilized in reprographic, mail, records, and/or hospitality services.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and workflow to ensure accuracy and quality.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute process improvements.
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment where priorities change frequently.
  • Excellent independent, decision-making capabilities and a solution-orientated attitude.
  • A minimum of two years experience in financial analysis, managing financial reporting, and cost controls required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities; exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Member of ARMA preferred
  • Intermediate MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills required.


Visit www.williamslea.com to apply, Job #: 13-1377
Hours: M-F, 8am -5pm
Salary Range: $55,000-65,000

 

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Librarian 1, Vermont Tech, Randolph Center, VT

Shift: Sunday - Thursday, 2 pm - 10 pm  (Flexibility with schedule is required during final exam weeks/ hours
would be 4 pm - 12 am)

Compensation: Within the VSC Grade 11 salary range plus VSC-UP PAT benefits package.


Location: Randolph Center campus


Responsibilities: Working with a team of librarians to provide the reference and instruction services to students and faculty at Vermont Technical College and the Community College of Vermont. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  •  Provide general reference service during evening hours.
  •  Assist users at Vermont Technical College and the Community College of Vermont in finding information through use of the Library Catalog, databases, and other resources.
  •  Provide information literacy instruction to classes and groups as scheduled.
  •  Assist with the virtual reference chat service.
  •  Create instructional guides through use of LibGuides.
  •  Assist with special projects as needed, such as working with the college archives. 
  •  Some travel required to provide instruction to Vermont Technical College nursing students.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, plus one to three years of relevant experience, including some academic reference and instruction experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.

  •  Broad base of knowledge and skills related to college library technologies.
  •  Good planning, organizational & administrative skills.
  •  Ability to deal effectively with library patrons and staff, including good interviewing, teaching, advising, and public speaking skills.
  •  VT valid driver's license is required.

Starting Date: ASAP - December 31, 2014


Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


To Apply: Send a completed VTC employment application, resume and cover letter to: jobs@vtc.edu. The employment application is available on the Vermont Tech website at: www.vtc.edu/employment. Final offer of employment is subject to a fingerprint supported criminal background check.

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Library Director, Sherburne Memorial Library, Killington VT

LIBRARY DIRECTOR - TOWN OF KILLINGTON, VT                    

FULL TIME SALARIED POSITION

The Sherburne Memorial Library (SML), a nationally recognized municipal library in the Town of Killington seeks a dynamic, innovative director with excellent management and people skills to lead us further into the 21st century.  We are a resort community serving Killington's residents, second homeowners, visitors, resort workers and neighboring towns. The successful candidate will have a proven record of sound management decisions and the ability to exercise good judgment, along with the ability to communicate effectively and positively.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Responsibilities include:  all areas of library management and administration, including hiring, training and supervising of personnel; collaboration and consensus building; collection development; budgeting and fiscal management; oversight of programs and services; grant writing; and community relations; policy development and long range planning.  Technological proficiency is essential including: computer hardware, software, local area networking, and social media.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Master's Degree from an ALA accredited school preferred, Bachelor Degree from accredited institution required and minimum 3 years public library management experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three (3) professional references along with salary requirements to the Board of Trustees at the address listed below by November 15, 2015.

Mrs. Diane S. Rosenblum

519 West Park Road

Killington, VT. 05751

Or by email at:  board@sherburnelibrary.org

 

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Assistant Director for Customer Services, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY

The Health Sciences Library at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Customer Services. We seek an innovative and dynamic individual with demonstrated personnel and project management leadership abilities. This position emphasizes a commitment to the HSL team, superior customer service, and to meeting the current and emerging health information needs of the Upstate community.  

The successful candidate will be forward thinking, motivated, flexible, and excited to work in a collaborative, rapidly evolving team environment. S/he will exhibit the capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a regional medical system and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

This position reports to the HSL Director and serves as a member of the administrative team providing leadership and direction for the HSL. The Assistant Director fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment; leads the departments of access services, reference and Family Resource Center (12 FTE); provides reference services to HSL clients, contributes to evening and weekend coverage; participates in strategic planning and assessment; evaluates existing programs and develops new programs; determines and interprets library policies; and contributes to and learns from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations and publications. 

Required: ALA accredited Master's degree in library or information sciences or commensurate degree with relevant experience; 6 or more years of library experience with evidence of personnel and project leadership successes; 3 or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity; reference or liaison services experience; evidence of recent and relevant successful experience in supervising library staff and student workers; experience with orienting and training staff and students and reviewing work; ability to evaluate and assess library programs, services and policies; excellent organizational, time and project management skills; demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility, ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork amongst colleagues; evidence of interpersonal and team building skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.  Preferred: Experience in a health sciences or hospital library; online reference services and AHIP membership.

The HSL's current interests include developing new collaborations with local, regional and SUNY libraries; further developing our Family Resource Center; developing services for the soon to open Cancer Center; promoting a culture of evidence-based practice, delivering HSL services to geographically dispersed locations and to the patients and families in our 25 counties service area. 

The SUNY Upstate Medical University is Central New York's only academic medical center and the region's largest employer. Our community includes colleges of medicine, nursing, allied health, & graduate studies; University Hospital, a 400 bed tertiary care hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community, a 306 bed hospital; and the Golisano's Children's Hospital. For more information about us, please visit http://library.upstate.edu, http://www.upstate.edu/hospital/ http://www.upstate.edu/community/ and http://www.upstate.edu/gch/ .  

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Initial appointment will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian.  Salary is dependent on qualifications.  Excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF and other retirement options.  12 month, tenure track position with faculty status.  Priority review of applicants begins November 15, 2013 and continues until filled.

TO APPLY:  To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at http://jobs.upstate.edu to job #037145.

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Youth Services Librarian, Whitman Public Library, Whitman MA

The Whitman Public Library seeks enthusiastic and friendly candidates to apply for the Youth Services Librarian Position. Located on the south shore of Massachusetts, the town of Whitman is approximately 30 miles from Boston. Our small but busy library serves a population of just under 15,000. We are a member of the Old Colony Library Network.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Planning, organizing and implementing library programs and services for children ages 0-18, including storytimes, family activities and the Summer Reading Program.
  • Acting as the primary source for reference services, reader's advisory and bibliographic instruction for patrons ages 0-18.
  • Collection development of the Juvenile and Young Adult collections, under the supervision of the Director.
  • Performing daily activities and operations of the library, including but not limited to shelving, organization of book displays and circulation duties as needed.
  • Implementing outreach activities to local schools, homeschoolers, other town departments and local civic organizations.
  • Attending workshops to update skills relating to emerging technologies, network upgrades, and new or improved library services.
  • Maintaining an attractive and functional youth area.
  • Executing other related duties as assigned by the Director.

Required Qualifications: 

  • MLA from ALA accredited program
  • At least three years of public library experience, and/or experience with children, including one year of supervisory experience preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of children's and young adult literature
  • Knowledge of trends and programs for youth services
  • Ability to identify community needs and develop services accordingly
  • Ability to develop strong interactive community relationships with a focus on youth
  • Experience using online catalogs, Internet, online databases, e-mail, office software and the ability to integrate technology into operations
  • High degree of motivation, flexibility, initiative and resourcefulness
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to write and speak effectively
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in decision-making
  • Ability to interact with patrons and staff in a courteous and professional manner
  • Supervisory and professional skills requiring adherence to standards of accuracy, timeliness, tact and confidentiality

Physical requirements include ability to:

  • Move around the facility with relative ease
  • Walk, sit, bend, climb, kneel, carry and stoop
  • Use hand and finger motion with enough manual dexterity to use computers and handle library items
  • Lift up to 25lbs., or greater with assistance
  • Perform other efforts as identified with normal library work 

Please send resume, cover letter and three references to Andrea Rounds, Director: arounds@ocln.org

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Library Program Coordinator, Goodwin Library, Farmington NH

The Goodwin Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Program Coordinator who will plan and implement the programs for adult patrons of the Library under the supervision of the Library Director. The Board seeks applications from individuals who are familiar with the American Library Association's Statement of Core Competencies, and is customer-service oriented and thorough. The Coordinator will be expected to greet patrons and interact in a way that is friendly and inviting. Events must be well organized beforehand. Other Library responsibilities will also be required of the person in this position. Successful applicants must demonstrate the following: - Degree from an accredited institution (Library, media, or information science degree preferred), or experience in adult educational programming - Strong background and skills in a broad range of current library and media technologies - Demonstrated record of innovative programming and outreach - Strong written and verbal communication skills - A positive and collaborative workplace philosophy that is both cooperative and inclusive - Knowledge of planning and coordination strategies - Documented success in community involvement endeavors and dealing with community stakeholders - Establishment of a warm, friendly, and safe atmosphere that welcomes diversity in all ways - Sense of humor combined with customer service.


Part time position, salary commensurate with experience, and benefits.


Send cover letter and resume to:
Library Director Shanna Smith, Goodwin Library, 422 Main Street, Farmington NH 03835. You may also email your cover letter and resume to shanna@goodwinlibrary.org.


Position is open until filled.

General Responsibilities

The Program Coordinator serves as the planner and organizer for the programs for adult patrons of the Library under the supervision of the Library Director. The Coordinator is responsible for creating and managing the annual calendar of programs for adult patrons of the Library.  The Program Coordinator works cooperatively with the Director and staff, and within the community to further the Library's mission to provide free and open access to programs and services that meet the educational and recreational needs of the community.  The Coordinator will also assist in the regular operations of the Library as needed.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Management

  • Communicate and coordinate program facilitators and presenters.
  • Facilitate ongoing adult programs.

Planning and Scheduling

  • Knowledge of planning and coordination strategies
  • Can effectively organize and schedule an annual calendar of events
  • Coordinates and develops current library programs
  • Develops new programs that support the LIbrary's Mission and Community needs
  • Ability to organize quality programming within a limited budget

Communications and Data

  • Collects data and conducts evaluations of programs and produces reports and related information for decision-making purposes.
  • Uses online tools and pathways to promote and implement programs

Community and Collaboration

  • Documented success in community involvement endeavors and dealing with community stakeholders
  • Ability to work collaboratively with related organizations to share and schedule space
  • Produce flyers, posters, postcards, signage, and press releases for programs

Policy and Program Development

  • Demonstrated record of innovative programming and outreach

Education, Skills, and Experience

Education

  • Degree from an accredited institution (Library, media, or information science degree preferred)
  • Strong background and skills in a broad range of current library and media technologies

Experience

  • Prior library, adult programming, or community outreach experience
  • Knowledge of fundraising techniques, including grant sources (record of successful grant awards preferred)

Personal Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A positive and collaborative workplace philosophy that is both cooperative and inclusive
  • Establishes a warm, friendly, and safe atmosphere that welcomes diversity in all ways
  • Sense of humor combined with strong professional ethics
  • Strong emphasis on customer service

Disclaimers

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required by the Director.

Salary and Benefits

  • Part time salary (24+ hours/week), commensurate with education and experience
  • Vacation days
  • Sick days
  • Personal days
  • Holidays

Schedule

Hours currently include, but are subject to change:  Monday 10-5, Tuesday 2-8, Thursday 2-8, and Friday 12-5. In addition, every third Saturday.

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Rising Star program, Medical Library Association

The MLA Rising Stars program aims to identify MLA members who have the interest, initiative and potential to provide leadership to MLA at a national level, and to promote their progress toward that goal.  The program matches each Rising Star with a mentor in a yearlong leadership development curriculum.  The curriculum includes experiential learning (e.g., a project identified by the host/mentor), personal mentoring, and group instruction via online seminars.  The cohort has the opportunity to attend and observe a portion of an MLA Board of Directors meeting.

 

CRITERIA           

 

  • The applicant must be an MLA member throughout the duration of her/his program.
  • The applicant must not have held a leadership office, task force or committee position at the national MLA level.
  • The applicant must have attended at least one national MLA annual meeting.
  • The applicant must have demonstrated interest and commitment to professional service through participation in activities or conferences related to medical librarianship.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Applications and any supporting documentation must be received no later than November 1 for Rising Star applicants.

 

Rising Star applications:

 

  • Applications must be in writing and contain at least the following elements:
    • A brief (one page) personal statement describing the applicant's background, previous professional service, goals for MLA involvement, how she/he would benefit from the program, and potentially contribute to the group's learning;
    • A current curriculum vitae or resume; and
    • A letter of support from the applicant's library director indicating support for time to participate in all aspects of the program and attendance at the annual meetings (funding is available to attend one day of the MLA Board meeting only).

 

The recipient will be notified in March before the annual meeting at which the project announcements will be made.  The recipient assumes all costs of attending the meeting and the ceremony (except as noted above) at which the presentation is made.  If there are no appropriate applicants, the association may elect not to make the awards in a given year.  Information from previous years of this program is available at www.mlanet.org/awards/honors/rising_star.html. For further information, contact: awards@mlahq.org or 312-419-9094 x15.

 

In order for the application to be considered, all materials and letters of support must be returned to MLA headquarters by November 1 via email, fax, or mail (in order of preference). 

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Associate Fellowship, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) located in Bethesda, MD 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 orkathel.dunn@nih.gov

 

 

 

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Law Librarian I, Connecticut Judicial Branch, Middletown CT

Primary work location is MiddletownCT, but may be required to work in other locations two days a week.

The Connecticut Judicial Branch is seeking a qualified individual to perform professional to advanced library duties which include providing legal reference and research guidance, instruction in database searching, and catalog and collection maintenance. In-state travel is required.

Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association.

Applications must be received by November 4, 2013. The Judicial Branch has a new job application system called HR Online. You must first enroll in HR Online in order to apply for this position.To enroll and apply, visit HR Online.

Online applications are preferred; however, you may mail your resume to:

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
Human Resources Recruitment Unit
90 Washington St.
Hartford, CT 06106
Please reference ad ID #13-1000-073

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Law Librarian I, Connecticut Judicial Branch, Litchfield CT

Law Librarian I

Primary work location is LitchfieldCT, but may be required to work in other locations two days a week.

The Connecticut Judicial Branch is seeking a qualified individual to perform professional to advanced library duties which include providing legal reference and research guidance, instruction in database searching, and catalog and collection maintenance. In-state travel is required.

Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association.

Applications must be received by November 4, 2013. The Judicial Branch has a new job application system called HR Online. You must first enroll in HR Online in order to apply for this position. To enroll and apply, visit HR Online.

Online applications are preferred; however, you may mail your resume to:

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
Human Resources Recruitment Unit
90 Washington St.
Hartford, CT 06106
Please reference ad ID #13-1000-073
AA/EOE

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

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

 

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

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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

 

Requirements

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

 

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

 

Deadline for application: October 27, 2013

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Head Circulation Services Librarian, Brockton Public Library, Brockton MA

Brockton Public Library is searching for a seasoned professional librarian to oversee and supervise our busy circulation department with19 staff members who cover services to the main library and two branches. The winning candidate will demonstrate great supervisory skills, resourcefulness, and superior customer service orientation. MLS required, experience in public service library position preferred. Experience with automated circulation systems, customer service, and staff training required. Successful experience as a supervisor preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to relate to patrons and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness.

 

$42,609 to $57,109 in 8 steps. The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Open until filled.

 

Letter of application and resume to:
Elizabeth A. Marcus, Library Director
Brockton Public Library
304 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301

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Reference Librarian/Technologist, Nantucket Atheneum, Nantucket MA

TITLE OF POSITION
Reference Librarian/Technologist

 

LOCATION OF POSITION
Nantucket Atheneum Reference Department - Nantucket, MA

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Full time 37.5+ hour professional position in Reference department of the Nantucket Atheneum includes regular evening and weekend hours.  Duties include advanced reference services, interlibrary loan, cataloging, and reference promotion of services.  In addition, this applicant will develop & teach the library's Information Literacy classes and will identify initiatives to enhance library services and resources.   

 

NECESSARY SKILLS OF POSITION
Critical skills include demonstrated knowledge of advanced 'personal' technology (smartphones, tablets, eReader, computers, etc) used in the delivery of library content online. The applicants need the ability to instruct patrons in the use of technology to access that catalog, databases, and online library services. The applicant must have the ability to function effectively in a team environment, and facilitate cross-departmental 'technology' reference.  A strong familiarity with circulation librarian skills and a keen ability to learn are crucial.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to stand or sit for extended time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal.  Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart that can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor, to lift or maneuver loads up to 35 pounds onto carts, and to carry cartons of books.  Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work. Sufficient vision or powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests. Sufficient clarity of writing, speech, and hearing or other communication capabilities that permit effective communication.  Sufficient manual dexterity that permits the employee to type and record library files.  Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

- An MLS/MLIS from accredited institution

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

- Enthusiasm for working with the public, tact, patience, maturity, and friendliness

- Consistent punctuality, dependability, and flexibility to fill in as scheduling demands including nights and weekends

- Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to work with diverse populations

- Ability to work in both PC and Apple operating system environments

- Demonstrated knowledge of reference & adult circulation services

- Demonstrated knowledge of 'information literacy' concepts and applications

- Demonstrated knowledge of MS Office based documents and/or web-based resources

- Demonstrated knowledge of presentation/publishing tools

- Demonstrated knowledge of or desire to learn multimedia design and production

- Demonstrated knowledge of or desire to learn teaching library services classes


SALARY AND BENEFITS

This position is a permanent full-time (37.5+ hrs per week) professional position, reporting to Head Reference Librarian, serving at the pleasure of the Director.  Benefits provided if applicable to hours worked, and salary commensurate with experience.

 

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION

A cover letter of application, a resume and three references should be sent to:
Lincoln J Thurber, Head Reference Librarian Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street
Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-1110 ext 110

or lthurber@nantucketatheneum.org

Applications must be received by  Nov 30th 2013
Starting date for the position:  Nov/Dec 2013

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Head, Digital Services Unit, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven CT

Head, Digital Services Unit

Technical Services

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Rank:  Librarian 2-4 (Grades 24-27)

Requisition:  #23269BR

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:

Under the direction of the Head of Technical Services and working in close collaboration with units across the Beinecke Library and the Yale University Library, the Head of Beinecke Digital Services leads and coordinates the Beinecke Library's digitization program, digital projects, and user experience initiatives that enhance access to and use of Beinecke Library and its collections, including the Beinecke Digital Library, collection web pages, and online exhibits. The Head leads and provides technical expertise in the investigation, development, and application of interfaces and tools that affect the user experience, as well as metadata and digitization workflows and standards.

The Head of Beinecke Digital Services liaises with the Yale University Library's Information Technology and Digital Initiatives departments and works collaboratively with Yale University Library staff. The Head may represent the Beinecke within Yale University Library and nationally and internationally in discussions and committees pertaining to user experience initiatives, metadata, and digitization at Yale and is active professionally.

The Head of Beinecke Digital Services supervises the work of three senior photographers and three metadata catalog assistants to coordinate and supervise metadata creation, digitization, color management, and quality control activities. The Head participates in the Beinecke's Technical Services Management Group to develop technical services strategies, policies, and procedures for the Beinecke Library.

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master's degree in library science.
  2. Excellent supervisory and strong leadership abilities.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of digital library standards and practices, such as digitization, digital preservation, standards for media content, metadata, controlled authorities, and user experience.
  4. Project management skills, especially the ability to devise and achieve agreed-upon completion dates for projects; ability to multitask and keep priorities aligned to objectives; ability to identify and analyze problems in the context of special collections technology initiatives.
  5. Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills, especially the ability to convey and explain to non-technical audiences the importance and impact of technology trends and issues relevant to the YUL's operation and mission.
  6. Strong commitment to customer service with well-developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated abilities to work collegially with staff, researchers, and colleagues, especially in the context of technology initiatives that are specific to academic libraries and special collections.

 

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. Experience with agile and traditional project methodologies.
  2. Professional experience with digital photography and color management.
  3. Familiarity with intellectual property rights and Fair Use applied to libraries.
  4. Familiarity with one or more major digital content management systems appropriate for repositories.
  5. Knowledge of current digital library technologies, standards, and best practices.

 

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

 

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 letter, resume, 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 23269BR.  Please be sure to reference #23269BR in your cover letter. 

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Librarian, Web Services, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, New Haven CT

Librarian, Web Services

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Rank:  Librarian 2-4 (Grades 24-27)

Requisition:  #23176BR

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 Head, Library Technology Services & Support, this position is responsible for developing, testing, implementing and maintaining Medical Library websites and other technology initiatives in support of the educational, research and clinical needs of Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, the Yale-New Haven Hospital and other affiliated institutions of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center . The Web Services Librarian works closely with fellow Medical Library staff, others within the Medical Center community and the larger Yale Library to create the best digital environment for library users.

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

1.      Master's degree from an ALA- accredited library school, or equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and experience.

2.      Experience working collegially, collaboratively, and independently with varied groups, within and across a complex organization and a rapidly changing, team environment; experience in the creation and development of large and complex websites.

3.      Demonstrated ability working with: Drupal; best practices/standards in web design, development and content administration; HTML, CSS JavaScript, PHP, usability and accessibility is required; Ruby, Python, and/or Java is preferred.

4.      Demonstrated excellent project management, systems documentation, and written and oral communication skills.

5.      Demonstrated ability using graphic design tools (e.g., Photoshop, Fireworks or similar), and demonstrated familiarity with diverse metadata formats (e.g. MARC, MODS, Dublin Core), and institutional repositories.

6.      Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, to solve problems creatively, and to effectively build partnerships and promote the benefits of change in an academic culture that often values ambiguity, diversity of opinion and historic precedent.

 

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: Click here for more information.

 

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 supports 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 print and electronic volumes housed in 15 libraries.   The Yale libraries include Sterling Memorial, Beinecke, the Bass library, and many school and departmental libraries.  The Library system is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information.  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 http://web.library.yale.edu/

 

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library:
The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library serves the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and the Yale-New Haven Hospital as well as Yale College and the Yale Graduate School.  The Medical Library is a dynamic and busy place; library staff work together as a team to provide responsive and effective information support to the Medical Center's missions of research, education, and patient care. Medical librarians provide individualized support through the Library's active personal librarian program.  Electronic resources have grown to 13,051 e-journals, 31,125 e-books, and over 90 electronic databases.   In addition, digitized collections, clinical synthesis tools, and evidence-based practice resources bring information to our community at the library, on campus and remotely. For additional information, see:http://library.medicine.yale.edu/ 

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 23176BR.  Please be sure to reference #23176BR in your cover letter.

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Librarian - Digital Repository /Archivist /Special Collections, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach CA

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an American Library Association-accredited program and institution by the date of appointment.

  • Demonstrated post-MLS experience working with digital archives, digital repositories, and/or Special Collections in an academic environment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice and technological applications related to digital repositories, archives, special collections, and records management.

  • Working knowledge of metadata description tools (EAD, MODS, METS, XML/XSL and other data structure standards) relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices as well as emerging trends for digital repositories, digital archives, and records management.

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal communication skills, and project management skills.

  • Commitment to and/or expertise in educating and serving a diverse student population. 

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional graduate degree OR certificate in Archival Studies, OR an Archival/Special Collections emphasis in an MLIS program.

  • Experience working collaboratively with college/university faculty, staff, and students.

  • Working knowledge / hands on experience with digital repository programs (i.e. DSpace, bepress, ContentPro, etc).

  • Strong technical skills: format validation and conversion methods; data integrity techniques and technologies; long term storage planning; and digital asset management systems.

  • Working knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues related to digital repositories, archives and special collections use.

  • Demonstrated experience in teaching library resources in a reference environment and/or classroom setting. 

  • Ability to evaluate, select, and review information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.

  • Familiarity with preservation theory and current research and practices regarding risks to digital collections, such as technological changes, natural disasters, interoperability of software, and security issues.

  • A record of involvement in library and/or archivist professional organizations.

Duties

  • Oversee and manage the University's digital institutional repository, Scholarship @ the Beach (S@tB).
  • Oversee the University Library's Special Collections and Archives unit.
  • Oversee and manage the digitization of several archival collections.
  • Collaborate with library Technical Services staff and Academic Technology staff to make the digitized collections available via the library's web portal.
  • Provide reference and consultation services to the student, faculty, and visiting scholar patrons; conduct library instruction for classes by interpreting and helping students to appreciate the unique and rare resources.
  • Assume responsibility for outreach and the marketing of S@B, Special Collections/Archives services to the campus and outside constituents.
  • Work closely with subject librarians and other members of the University community as appropriate.
  • Serve a rotation at the central reference desk approximately 6 hours per week including some nights and weekends.
  • Engage in library and university governance and scholarship, including research and publication required for tenure and promotion.
  • Oversee the work of staff and student assistants assigned to S@B, Special Collections/Archives.


The University Library at California State University, Long Beach welcomes and encourages diversity.  We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds.  The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.  California State University, Long Beach is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Required Documentation

  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current e-mail address)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and an official transcript. 

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

California State University, Long Beach

University Library

Nancy Karnofel - Library Administration

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-1901

562-985-7839

Nancy.Karnofel@csulb.edu

 

Application Deadline

  • Review of applications to begin November 1, 2013      

  • Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

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Volunteer Opportunity, Boston Public Library, Charlestown Branch, Boston MA

Please consider volunteering in the children's room at the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library.  Volunteers should be able to commit to at least two hours a week and will primarily shelve and maintain the children's collection.  This is a great opportunity to learn about the Boston Public Library and observe youth services in action.  CORI will be required.  Please contact Laura Miller at lmiller@bpl.org or 617-242-1248

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Capstone Coordinator, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston MA

Capstone Coordinator (full-time staff)
The Capstone Coordinator, working with the GSLIS faculty, is responsible for oversight and management of the capstone experience and e-portfolio required of all GSLIS students. Responsibilities include the organization, administration and monitoring of internships and the e-portfolio process, as well as the ongoing collection, organization and reporting of assessment data related to program-level outcomes and student learning objectives required for accreditation.


Position Requirements:

  •  Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in Library and Information Science preferred.
  •  Three years of related administrative experience in a fast-paced environment. Experience in higher education preferred.
  •  Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills.
  •  Proven ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with internal and external constituencies.
  •  Excellent communication skills, both interpersonal and written.

Required Software Skills

  •  Proficiency in MS Office Suite applications - spreadsheets a must.
  •  Database management.
  •  Proven ability to learn new applications.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Simmons College participates in TIAA/CREF and offers excellent benefits packages, including tuition reimbursement for dependents at Simmons and other institutions.


Simmons College is strongly committed to diversity and values candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community. Please visit us at http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/.


To apply: Please apply online at: jobs.simmons.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52112
Candidates should be prepared to upload the following required documents: cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references. Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Archives Processing Assistant, New England College of Optometry, Boston MA

The New England College of Optometry, a small graduate school located in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, is looking for someone to assist with the following tasks:

 

* adding a backlog of materials (~ four 15"x12"x10" boxes' worth) to the existing archive, including properly conserving and housing the materials, filing them, updating the appropriate finding aids, and creating new collections/finding aids as needed

* updating our accessions database

* transferring data re: past archives consultations from paper to spreadsheet format


This is a short-term, volunteer project which will require 2-3 hours of work per week.

 

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:

Heather Edmonds

Assistant Director of Library Services

New England College of Optometry

424 Beacon St.

Boston Ma 02131

 



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Assistant Events Coordinator, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Assistant Events Coordinator position. The Assistant Events Coordinator assumes responsibility for coordinating various library and non-library hosted meetings, programs and events, and provides administrative support to the Events Office in the implementation and facilitation of these programs.

Salary:   $41,417 - $53,802, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:
 1.  Education - High School Graduate or equivalent; Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and/or secretarial,  business communications training desirable.

2.   Experience - Experience with office administrative management. At least 3 years' experience coordinating special events.

3.   Requirements - Ability to work nights and weekends.

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: October 25, 2013

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Information Services Librarian, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA

The Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center at Stanford University Medical Center (SUMC) seeks a qualified applicant to fill the position of Information Services Librarian - Clinical Liaison. Reporting to the Director for Research & Instruction, the primary focus of this position is to teach the library's clinical and academic communities effective and productive use of available information resources and tools in the service of clinical care.

The Information Services Librarian - Clinical Liaison duties include assisting in answering clinical questions; participating in patient care rounds, morning report, and conference series; promoting library resources and opportunities; and synchronizing the Library's collections with clinical needs along with instruction duties. S/he participates in the Lane Liaison program by providing reference, advanced research assistance and Information Literacy instruction for members of the SUMC faculty, staff and students. The Information Services Librarian - Clinical Liaison collaborates with the Lane web team to integrate digital content resources with online information literacy training modules and portals, including SUMC's electronic health record system. S/he consults with appropriate subject specialists, actively reviews technology and medical information resources and recommends information resources in all media to support clinical practitioners and other assigned li!
aison areas.

Qualifications
The successful applicant will have an MS in Library/Information Science or MA in Education, MPH in Public Health or BS in Nursing or MD, with three or more years of library or teaching experience; five years desired. S/he will have demonstrated experience in developing and providing in-person and web-based education, technology integration instruction, experience in the concepts of information storage, retrieval and management technologies, and technology integration in instruction. S/he will have advanced bibliographic expertise in searching and managing information. Knowledge of Information Literacy and Evidence Based Practice (EBP) and course management are required. Knowledge of social networks, scholarly communication and open access initiatives, and familiarity with an inpatient and ambulatory healthcare environment are desired.

The applicant must be able to work within the clinical environment, which has a potential exposure to illness, and must be able to meet the physical demands of the position, which include standing for long periods of time. The successful applicant will need to be tested for tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, vaccinated for the flu, and fitted for a respirator mask.

Please submit your cover letter and resume via this link:
http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search, ID: 60884.

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Children's Librarian, Knight Memorial Library, Providence RI

Children's Librarian L-1, Knight Memorial Library

Providence Community Library

Salary:     $19.19 - $24.72 per hour (L-1 Range)

Hours:      Full-time 37 ½ hrs per week w/Benefits

Posted:     October 15, 2013

Deadline: Internal applications accepted through Tuesday, October 29.  Outside applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

 

Duties:

 

Providence Community Library is searching for a Children's Librarian to work in a busy, regional library.  The Children's Librarian plans and implements a comprehensive program of service to young library users, and may provide professional support to two neighborhood libraries.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  selecting and purchasing library materials aimed at children and youth, planning, developing, coordinating and executing programs designed to serve children from toddlers to teens; providing reader's advisory and reference assistance to parents, teachers and caregivers to develop pre-literacy and literacy skills to children; assisting patrons, particularly children and youth, in researching information on a wide variety of subjects, acting as liaison with other agencies in the community serving children to promote the library; creating an environment in the children's area which provides for enjoyable and productive use of library resources.

 

Qualifications:

 

MLS from an ALA accredited school.  A student within a semester of graduating will also be considered.  Demonstrated experience working with children is essential.   Spanish speaking is a plus.

 

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:

 

Maria Melvin, HR Specialist, mmelvin@provcomlib.org(401) 467-2700 x. 1606.

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Advanced Referencing Services Specialist, Infotrieve, Wilton CT

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

 

Position Overview

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

 

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

 

Responsibilities

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

 

Requirements

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

 

How to Apply

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

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Assistant Director for Customer Services, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY

The Health Sciences Library at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Customer Services. We seek an innovative and dynamic individual with demonstrated personnel and project management leadership abilities. This position emphasizes a commitment to the HSL team, superior customer service, and to meeting the current and emerging health information needs of the Upstate community. 
 
The successful candidate will be forward thinking, motivated, flexible, and excited to work in a collaborative, rapidly evolving team environment. S/he will exhibit the capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a regional medical system and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
 
This position reports to the HSL Director and serves as a member of the administrative team providing leadership and direction for the HSL. The Assistant Director fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment; leads the departments of access services, reference and Family Resource Center (12 FTE); provides reference services to HSL clients, contributes to evening and weekend coverage; participates in strategic planning and assessment; evaluates existing programs and develops new programs; determines and interprets library policies; and contributes to and learns from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations and publications.
 
Required: ALA accredited Master's degree in library or information sciences or commensurate degree with relevant experience; 6 or more years of library experience with evidence of personnel and project leadership successes; 3 or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity; reference or liaison services experience; evidence of recent and relevant successful experience in supervising library staff and student workers; experience with orienting and training staff and students and reviewing work; ability to evaluate and assess library programs, services and policies; excellent organizational, time and project management skills; demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility, ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork amongst colleagues; evidence of interpersonal and team building skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.  Preferred: Experience in a health sciences or hospital library; online reference services and AHIP membership.
 
The HSL's current interests include developing new collaborations with local, regional and SUNY libraries; further developing our Family Resource Center; developing services for the soon to open Cancer Center; promoting a culture of evidence-based practice, delivering HSL services to geographically dispersed locations and to the patients and families in our 25 counties service area.
 
The SUNY Upstate Medical University is Central New York's only academic medical center and the region's largest employer. Our community includes colleges of medicine, nursing, allied health, & graduate studies; University Hospital, a 400 bed tertiary care hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community, a 306 bed hospital; and the Golisano's Children's Hospital. For more information about us, please visit http://library.upstate.eduhttp://www.upstate.edu/hospital/ , http://www.upstate.edu/community/ and http://www.upstate.edu/gch/ . 
 
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Initial appointment will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian.  Salary is dependent on qualifications.  Excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF and other retirement options.  12 month, tenure track position with faculty status.  Priority review of applicants begins November 15, 2013 and continues until filled.
 
TO APPLY:  To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at http://jobs.upstate.edu to job #037145.

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Project Cataloguer, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester MA

The American Antiquarian Society has an immediate opening for a full time cataloger to undertake a series of projects to bring a variety of uncataloged collections under bibliographic control.  The project cataloger will create MARC records for 19th- and 20th-century materials, and will instruct and supervise paraprofessional staff in projects for the cataloging of uncataloged collections.  This position reports to the head of cataloguing services.

 

Qualifications: 

Applicants should have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, as well as experience with the MARC formats, OCLC and AACR2. The MLS and supervisory experience are required for this position. Familiarity with Voyager and RDA and knowledge of Microsoft Access and/or SQL is desirable; a background in American history is highly preferred. 

 

Compensation: This is a full time position, available immediately. $50-60K, based on experience and qualifications.  Benefits include health and life insurance; paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick leave; retirement plan options; professional development opportunities.  . 

 

To apply: Submit a letter of application and resume electronically to cmackey@mwa.org with subject line "Search Committee, Project Cataloger."  Please include contact information for three references.  

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Cataloguer, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester MA

The American Antiquarian Society has an immediate opening for a cataloger to provide both copy cataloging and original cataloging of 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century materials.  The cataloger will create new MARC records and edit existing MARC records for monographs.  AAS utilizes Endeavor Information Systems' Voyager integrated library system.  This position reports to the head of cataloging services.

 

Qualifications: 

Applicants should have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, as well as experience with the MARC formats, OCLC and AACR2. The MLS is required for this position.  Familiarity with Voyager and RDA and knowledge of Microsoft Access and/or SQL is desirable; a background in American history is highly preferred. 

 

Compensation: This is a full time position, available immediately. $25-31K based on experience and qualifications.  Benefits include health and life insurance; paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick leave; retirement plan options; professional development opportunities.  . 

 

To apply: Submit a letter of application and resume electronically to cmackey@mwa.org with subject line "Search Committee, Cataloger."  Please include contact information for three references.  The American Antiquarian Society is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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Digital Archivist: Black Dance Archives (BDA) Project, State of Emergency Productions, Surrey/London, England

State of Emergency Productions, a national arts production company, has received a second stage grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to create the first fully accessible archive related to Black Dance in the UK. Over the course of 2½ years, the project will collect up to 29 archives from celebrated individuals and organisations operating from 1960s through to 2000s.  The main aim is to preserve, catalogue and make these collections accessible as well as promote them. 

An experienced archivist who will undertake digital preservation and cataloguing activity, in line with producing a digital strategy and ensuring best practice, as well as overseeing outsourced digitisation work and carrying out any digitisation in relation to outreach activities.

 

The position requires contributions to the vibrant participation programme comprising events, exhibitions and outreach activities.

 

The post holder will work closely with the project delivery team, depositors, and project archive partners.  They will liaise with their fellow project archivist on all aspects of collection management as well as the overall promotion and use of the archives. They will be based at National Resource Centre for Dance in Surrey until July 2014, and then at Black Cultural Archives in London until March 2016.

 

Candidates should be able to start ASAP for a contract period to March 2016. 

Salary £26,000

 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 23 October at 5pm.

 

For an application pack email jenny@stateofemergencyltd.com ref: BDA Digital Archivist

 

For further information about this vacancy visit www.stateofemergencyltd.com

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Cataloguing Archivist: Black Dance Archives (BDA) Project, State of Emergency Productions, Surrey/London, England

State of Emergency Productions, a national arts production company, has received a second stage grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to create the first fully accessible archive related to Black Dance in the UK. Over the course of 2½ years, the project will collect up to 29 archives from celebrated individuals and organisations operating from 1960s through to 2000s.  The main aim is to preserve, catalogue and make these collections accessible as well as promote them. 

The Cataloguing Archivist is responsible for liaising with depositors from the Black Dance sector together with cataloguing of the extensive array of different material received from them.

The post holder will work closely with the project delivery team, depositors, and project archive partners.  They will liaise with their fellow project archivist on all aspects of collection management as well as the overall promotion and use of the archives. They will be based at National Resource Centre for Dance in Surrey until July 2014, and then at Black Cultural Archives in London until March 2016.

The position requires contributions to the vibrant participation programme comprising events, exhibitions and outreach activities.Candidates should be able to start ASAP for a contract period to March 2016. 

Salary £26,000

 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 23 October at 5pm.

 

For an application pack email jenny@stateofemergencyltd.com ref: BDA Cataloguing Archivist.

 

For further information about this vacancy visit www.stateofemergencyltd.com

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Traveling Archivist, Connecticut State Library, Hartford CT

Traveling Archivist:  This is a part-time, grant funded, contracted position based out of the Connecticut State Library. Reporting to the Project Director, the Traveling Archivist is part of a National Historical Publications and Records Commission [NHPRC] SNAP grant project intended to encourage best practices in the management, arrangement, preservation, and access of archival collections held in museums, historical societies, archives and libraries in the state.  The Traveling Archivist will be responsible for conducting half-day site visits throughout the state as well as attending a 3-part workshop series on archival management and arrangement.

 

Key duties and responsibilities:  assist in promoting the Traveling Archivist Program; assist in reviewing applications, selecting participants and arranging site visits; conduct 34 half-day on-site visits to instruct institutional staff and volunteers in archival best practices, including management, arrangement, description, preservation and access; assist in the creation of forms and hand-outs to aid institutions after the site visit to continue to be able to implement the recommendations made by the Traveling Archivist; prepare a written report for each site visit; conduct a three month follow-up via phone/email; and prepare a final summary report on site visits.

 

Qualifications:  bachelors or master's degree in Library/Archival Science, Public History, or other related field; strong knowledge of archival principles and practices; knowledge and familiarity of mid-size and emerging cultural heritage institutions; a working knowledge of the operations of collecting institutions, understanding of collections preservation standards; experience in providing training in archival practices; minimum 3-5 years professional experience required; excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated project management skills; proficient computer skills required (Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel); in-state travel required; must have a car. 

 

The start date is January 1, 2014. The grant funding currently in place is scheduled to end June 30, 2014, although an extension to June 30, 2015 will be sought and is expected. Compensation is $14,000 during the grant period including the extension.  Benefits are not included.

 

Please send/email letter of intent and resume by October 31, 2013 to Project Director, Paul E. Baran, State Archivist, Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT  06106, FAX:  860-757-6542, Phone: 860-757-6511Paul.Baran@ct.gov.

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Library Services Consultant, OCLC, Inc., Boston MA

Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in over 171 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its members libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat on the Web at www.worldcat.org. For more information, visit www.oclc.org.


Job Requirements
The Library Services Consultant is responsible for marketing and sales of specific OCLC products and services to medium to large individual institution accounts, including strategic academic and public libraries within an assigned geographic territory. The Library Services Consultant will participate in team selling to groups and consortia usually of single type (all academic libraries group, all public libraries group, etc.).

The primary focus of the Library Services Consultant is achieving and surpassing sales goals established for each fiscal year by account and/or product. Activities include direct field sales to libraries and work with OCLC-affiliated regional network staff to insure appropriate sales efforts are developed and executed. The Library Services Consultant is responsible for the relationship with the account from initial contact through the development of the account for long-term mutual benefit to the account, OCLC, and the network. Due to the nature of this position extensive travel is required (i.e., 60 - 80% of the time).

The Library Service Consultant -Research Libraries is responsible for field sales and will work closely with the Executive Director, US Library Services, library services consultants, product management staff, order processing staff, and OCLC-affiliated Partners representatives to:

• Execute sales and promotional plans through direct field sales efforts (usually 250-300 accounts within an assigned geographical region (one state or more)

Develop sales plans, regional and within a territory

• Responsible for in-depth knowledge of library automation, library workflow, OCLC product and services, applications of the products and services, product line potential, and customers of the library or group (end-users).
• Develops territory plans/presentations by account type and by product line for use in sales to both the "decision-makers" and "operational" staff in prospect organizations.
• Works with team members in Library Services U.S. Division, other OCLC divisions, and OCLC Partners to facilitate communication and implementation of sales/marketing activities. This includes participation in marketing communications activities for assigned products and services, such as advertising, brochures, direct mail, news releases and newsletter articles.
• Communicates results and findings from sales calls, conferences, and meetings through established reporting mechanisms in order to contribute to market research and product development.
• Close sales - typical sales goals are in the range of $15 million per year for the full array of OCLC services (excluding Dewey and Preservation Resources)
• Establish and maintain relationships with regional networks, libraries and groups.


• Position requires a minimum of three years' experience as outside sales representative in the information industry or with library automation.
• Ability to manage complex sales cycles.
• Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
• Prior team selling experience
• Demonstrated experience at making presentations to large groups.
• Self-motivated; self-starter; able to work from home.
• Library sales experience strongly preferred.
• MLS or MBA with experience in the information industry or with library automation is a plus.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/dg92kvq

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Deputy Director and CEO, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, Minneapolis MN

Required/Preferred Qualifications
The successful candidate will be a highly skilled and experienced leader who understands strategically and operationally what it takes to launch, build and sustain a new national organization. The individual will be a visionary thinker with the ability to design, plan and execute major programs and large-scale initiatives as well as be able to translate strategic goals into successful actions. The individual will have demonstrated expertise in management with a track record of success in administration and finance. 

Minimum/Required Qualifications: 
An advanced degree in a health-related discipline. 
Expertise and experience in interprofessional practice and/or education. 
10+ years of progressively responsible positions managing in large, complex organizations. 
Track record of success designing and managing large-scale, highly collaborative programs. 
Proven ability to build and sustain relationships, work in teams and collaborate effectively. 
Outstanding oral and written communication skills. 
Demonstrated skills in preparation, coordination, and writing of federal, private and/or state grant applications. 
Experience with financial management including development and oversight of budgets, fiscal analysis and sponsored funds. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
Practice experience in a team-based clinical environment 
An understanding of technology applications for information storage/dissemination and program delivery 
Commitment to valuing and actively promoting diversity. 
Demonstrated leadership ability, integrity, intelligence, and strong work ethic. 
Ability to develop and build alliances with co workers and colleagues within the department and outside of it. 
Ability to work with health professions faculty and students, as well as University level systems leadership and senior administration. 
 
Duties/Responsibilities
Reporting to the National Center director, the deputy director/chief operating officer responsibilities will include: 

Program leadership and oversight (50%) 
Work closely with the director to drive the center's strategic priorities. 
Oversee the development, implementation, management and evaluation of center programs, including: 
Nexus Innovations Incubator 
Online Scholarly Trust and Resource Exchange 
Consulting services and technical assistance 
Learning Collaboratives 
Faculty development 
Student consultancies 
Certification program (s) 

Oversee development of national center meetings, conferences and seminars, including: 
Invitational meetings 
Other meetings, as identified 

Develop and oversee engagement and utilization of national and international networks and experts, including, but not limited to: 
Interprofessional Education Collaborative 
Professional associations and organizations 
American Interprofessional Health Collaborative National Leadership Network 
National Center Scholarly Review Panel 
Global Coordinating Committee 
Other external advisory committees, as needed 

Coordinate the work of center advisors in collaboration with the director, including: 
National Advisory Council 
National Student Advisory Council 
National Consumer Advisory Council 
Process Redesign Advisory Group 

Center Administration (30%) 
Coordinate day-to-day operations of the center in collaboration with center administrator, including: 
Center administration 
Budgeting, financial management and grant writing 
Technology commercialization 
Human resources 
Technology systems 
Facilities 
Collaborate with center managers to develop and implement plans for operations and infrastructure, including technology, communications, systems and processes. 
Represent the center with key stakeholders and partners. 

Assume other related responsibilities as assigned by the director. 
 

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Consulting Support Analyst, OCLC, Inc., Dublin OH

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs. Tens of thousands of libraries around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials. We are currently seeking candidates for a Consulting Support Analyst position at our Corporate Headquarters in Dublin (Columbus), Ohio.

 

Job Requirements

  • Troubleshoot the most complex support situations for users and library system administrators in a blended phone and email support environment, coordinating solutions with other OCLC and vendor organizations as necessary.  Participate in proactive outbound calling to assist users with new implementations and to help ensure their effective use of OCLC's product offerings.
  • As needed, and with a variety of tools, remotely access the customer's server or workstation to identify and resolve complex problems involving the operating system, local configuration, server application and related services, or the server's environment and operating system.
  • Provide second level technical consultation for support staff regarding operating systems, networking, security issues, client-server configurations, and emerging technologies. 
  • Document all support activity within the CSD call tracking system(s) to ensure accurate reporting and trend identification, and to help maintain a history that will facilitate ongoing troubleshooting activity for specific users. Analyze support trends; recommend and implement trend responses.
  • Discover, research, test, and document new, valuable support information for the CSD Solutions database in order to ensure that answers and solutions are consistent, accurate, and more readily available to users and Regional Service Providers.  Position is responsible to approve technical content of complex solutions submitted by CSD staff.
  • Participate in new product implementation activities to help ensure CSD support readiness and better product quality/usability for client/server based product offerings.  This includes independent technical, functional and quality testing, identifying bugs and problems, identifying or developing new tools or systems needed for support, reviewing user documentation, working with Architecture & Standards to prioritize third party component testing, and creating support documentation.
  • Assist the corporation in understanding customer responses to specific product offerings and desires for product enhancements, so that OCLC can continue to improve the functionality and quality of its products/services.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a business or computer based discipline, or an equivalent academic/work experience combination
  • 3+ years of experience using OCLC ILLiad software, to include Borrowing and Lending workflows, Odyssey Electronic delivery, Copyright Clearance, printing and the patron web interface.
  • Full operating knowledge of operating systems such as: Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows (Server), including file permissions, Network shares, and system services
  • Detailed knowledge of Microsoft Internet Information Services and web server implementation, including permissions, ISAPI filters, and the IIS lockdown tool
  • Working knowledge of security issues with all operating systems, IIS, and SQL, and ability to apply necessary patches, as well as the ability to walk customers through the process and justify necessity to customer IT staff
  • Detailed knowledge of networking technologies including TCP/IP, DNS, proxy servers, general firewall configuration and public and private network configurations
  • Working knowledge of Linux and Unix/Solaris networking administration
  • Detailed knowledge of personal computer and network hardware, including the ability to install, configure, operate, diagnose, and oversee problem resolution
  • Detailed knowledge of Microsoft SQL including backup best practices, backup and restore procedures, TSQL query writing, table and object permissions, table relations, SQL server agent use and Agent Jobs scheduling and permissions
  • Ability to self-start and self-teach as an augmentation to formal training, and ability to use all available resources for troubleshooting, including vender knowledge bases, MS web pages and tech net, News Groups, The Internet
  • Expert problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle high stress situations effectively with tact and diplomacy
  • Operational knowledge of operating systems, networking and client/server application concepts.
  • Familiarity with relational databases (MS SQL, MS Access, MySQL, etc)
  • Operational knowledge of Microsoft Internet Information Services , and web server technologies in general

Desired:

  • 2+ years experience supporting or implementing ILLiad configuration options; Such as customizing printing templates, customization of web pages, custom queries and report generation
  • Experience as a public speaker with specific experience with technical presentations
  • 3+ years experience or equivalent expertise providing technical and functional troubleshooting/support for operating systems, networking, or maintaining a client/server system
  • 2+ years experience in SQL query building, database administration, backup and restoration of databases.
  • Experience working as a system librarian or in an equivalent role and/or experience operating or supporting an ILS system considered a strong plus.

 

Apply Here : http://www.Click2Apply.net/3j2rypb

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Sr. Support Analyst, OCLC, Inc., Dublin OH

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs. Tens of thousands of libraries around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials. We are currently seeking candidates for a Sr. Support Analyst position at our Corporate Headquarters in Dublin (Columbus), Ohio.

 

Applies experience and technical knowledge in order to provide expert and second level support to the CSD team and the OCLC user community for OCLC's online systems, distributed systems, micro-software, and access methods using both proven and creative solutions.

 

  • Answer incoming support requests and second level referrals in a blended support environment, and place outgoing proactive calls, resolving or coordinating resolution for all requests presented.
  • Assist and mentor less experienced staff in a wide range of support topics.  Assist in evaluating the technical expertise of CSD staff, identify individual or group skill gaps, and provide training in order to improve our ability to provide consistent, efficient solutions for users.
  • Participate in new product implementation activities to help ensure CSD support readiness and better product quality/usability.  This includes independent technical, functional and quality testing, procuring or developing new facilities or systems needed for support, reviewing user documentation, creating support documentation, developing/executing staff training curriculum.
  • Discover, research, test, and document new, valuable support information for the CSD Knowledge Base in order to ensure that answers and solutions are consistent, accurate, and more readily available to users and Regional Networks.  Position has direct responsibility for KB content control.
  • Assist the corporation in understanding customer responses to specific product offerings and desires for product enhancements, so that OCLC can continue to improve the functionality and quality of its products/services.
  • Act as a liaison with other sections, departments, divisions, or organizations, so that OCLC users can rely on CSD to coordinate support efforts on their behalf as needed to provide solutions and answers.

  

Job Requirements

  • Position requires a Bachelor of Science degree in a business or computer based discipline, or an equivalent academic/work experience combination
  • 3+ years experience or equivalent expertise providing technical and functional troubleshooting/support for OCLC's online services, micro-software, distributed systems, and telecommunications access methods
  • Ability to install and configure OCLC's desktop and server software products for use with any supported operating system and telecommunications environment, including the ability to write, debug, and install software for accessing and operating those products and services (e.g., macro and scripting languages.)
  • Excellent knowledge of third party software and environments, especially MS-Windows and communications software
  • Excellent knowledge of Z39.50 clients, and connectivity via IP recognition or scripting software.
  • Experience resolving problems operating OCLC products with third party local systems, local area networks, firewall/ proxy servers, and other Internet and Web issues.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle high stress situations effectively with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and support telecommunications facilities with users and vendors, including analog and digital lines, asynchronous modems, digital service units, and Internet protocol, connectivity and tools.
  • Working knowledge of personal computer and network hardware such as: interrupt structures, memory management techniques, bus technologies, servers, SLIP connections, LAN cabling, terminal servers, communications ports and protocols; including the ability to install, configure, operate, diagnose, and oversee the repair of desktop and communications hardware.
  • Spanish / Portuguese written and verbal skills.
  • Knowledge of UNIX operating systems.
  • Experience working as a system librarian or in an equivalent role and/or experience operating or supporting an ILS system considered a strong plus.

 

Apply Here : http://www.Click2Apply.net/pht3w6d

 

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Librarian II-Branch Librarian, William Hall Library, Cranston RI

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

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

The William Hall Library is located in the heart of the historic Edgewood and Pawtuxet Village neighborhoods. The 19,500 square foot building, which opened in 1927, contains elements of Georgian and Italian Renaissance architecture, and is surrounded by well-kept grounds that are home to dozens of mature trees and bushes.

 

This busy library hosts a full roster of cultural programming throughout the year, including art shows, theater productions, and indoor and outdoor concerts. 

 

Although managed by the Cranston Public Library, The William Hall Library is a privately owned building with its own Board of Trustees and endowment.

 

SALARY

Starting salary $46,289.57; $48,209.55 after six month probationary period.

 

START DATE

January 2014

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides exemplary customer service.
  • Manages branch operations.
  • Participates in selecting and training enthusiastic staff.
  • Supervises, schedules, coordinates and evaluates branch staff.
  • Plans, coordinates, supervises, creates and conducts programs for adults, youth and families.
  • Builds, manages and promotes extraordinary collections matching community interests.
  • Analyzes the community's needs and plans branch program of service accordingly.
  • Develops strong partnerships between library and other appropriate community organizations.
  • Acts as liaison with William Hall Library Trustees and neighborhood library friend's groups.
  • Provides assistance directly to library users on the use of library services. Substitutes for professional staff in the library system as needed.
  • Seeks out grants, donations and fundraising opportunities for program support.
  • Promotes branch programs and activities through marketing and public relations efforts.
  • Coordinates data collection for statistical reports to administration.
  • Prepares or supervises preparation of displays and exhibits.
  • Supervises the preparation of branch supply order.
  • Supervises the maintenance of the building and grounds, where applicable.
  • Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship. Participates in continuing education opportunities within and beyond the library system.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

            Resumes received by November 1, 2013 will receive first consideration. Apply to Edward Garcia, Library Director at edgarcia@cranstonlibrary.org

 

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Head of Research & Instruction, Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, Boston MA

The Head of Research & Instruction will manage and lead an active department of 7 librarians, as well as supervising the evening coordinator. Major activities include developing education strategies and providing reference and research consultation.  The Head of Research & Instruction will participate in the development of library and departmental objectives, serve on the library management team, and represent the department and the library on appropriate committees.

 

Required: ALA recognized Master Degree in Library Science (MLS).  At least 5 years of experience in an academic, health sciences, or special library. Knowledge and experience with biomedical information resources. Experience with reference and end-user instruction. A demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize diverse responsibilities, and work collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues, both within the library, and throughout the University. A strong commitment to personal professional growth and staff development. Preferred: Strong technical skills and a keen interest in discovering and implementing emerging technologies in teachingWork most effectively in a very collaborative environment. Demonstrate strong leadership and mentoring skills. Commitment to the field of medical librarianship and active involvement in related professional associations. Positive approach to leading a collaborative team as well as a desire to work and live in an exciting, vibrant New England urban environment. Understanding of document delivery and access services issues.

For a complete job description, go to https://2xrecruit.kenexa.com/kr/cc/jsp/public/jobSearchResults.jsf.

 

Minimum salary: $65,000

Please submit cover letter and CV.

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Resource Exchange Repository Program Manager, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, Minneapolis MN

We are seeking a creative and user-oriented individual to serve as the repository manager for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. This is a new position, created to support our strategic efforts to improve access to interprofessional practice and education resources. We invite applications from qualified individuals who value national engagement strategies and are interested in working within a diverse, innovative, and learning-centered environment. This position is a 12-month, 100%, annually renewable P &A position that will report to the associate to the associate vice president for education, Academic Health Center who also serves as the center administrator for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

MANAGEMENT, POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND USER SUPPORT (40%)

  • Lead the development, maintenance and adherence of policies and procedures to guide development and use of scholarly trust (repository), including: policies governing the submission of content for digital publication, metadata and preservation standards, technical workflow, quality control, open access, intellectual property and copyright
  • Collaborate with the scholarly trust expert panel to guide repository development and standards, including:
  • Convene the scholarly trust expert panel at regular intervals
  • Vet publication criteria, copyright issues, review processes and ongoing management practices.
  • Development of scholarly trust publication criteria.
  • Regularly review digital submissions for possible inclusion
  • Ensure compliance with the submission policy and license agreement and advise the National Center team and expert panel about emerging copyright management issues.

 

    • Provide ongoing qualitative and quantitative assessment through data gathering and analysis

 

  • Communicate with and provide support to contributors and users
  • Anticipate future trends in evolving digital environment and maintain current awareness of national and international developments affecting knowledge management, metadata and information retrieval


TECHNICAL ANALYSIS AND SUPPORT (20%)

In collaboration with National Center and supporting technology staff:

  • Serve as a member of the team responsible for ongoing development and management of the resource exchange platform, including functionality requests and technical assistance.
  • Create value-added services such as community and collection pages within the resource exchange platform.
  • Assess and recommend new technical functionality and or/software products to support user needs.

STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS (40%)

  • Provide educational guidance and resources about the repository to interested organizations to cultivate their interests and support their needs
  • Track and monitor engagement efforts and responses and work with Communications Manager to refine key messages based upon feedback
  • In alignment with National Center strategic communications plan, develop a comprehensive marketing strategy to promoting awareness and use of the repository.
  • Increase the amount and quality of items deposited in the resource exchange and scholarly trust by:
  • Promoting the repository to key stakeholders, including presentations at key meetings, events and conferences
  • Actively seek out new user communities and content

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  • Identifying suitable publications for deposit by checking scholarly journals, news and popular media sources and organizational websites.
  • Encouraging authors of suitable publications to deposit their work.

Minimum qualification:

Master's degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree with relevant experience. A minimum of 5 years of experience developing and/or managing digital collections. Excellent project management and program development skills, strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail. Enthusiasm for contributing to a face-paced work environment; and demonstrated ability to work well independently and in cooperation with colleagues in a service-oriented, collaborative setting. Outreach experience and knowledge of marketing techniques. Demonstrated familiarity with cataloging and metadata standards, communication standards, and classification systems including (but not limited to) Dublin Core, MARC, METS, MODS, OAI-PMH. Demonstrated knowledge of copyright law, intellectual property and permissions issues as they related to digital repositories and published works. Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

Preferred qualification:

Knowledge of institutional repository management, including policy matters, intellectual property and copyright issues, and strategies for recruiting appropriate content Demonstrated interest in growing expertise in digital initiatives and technologies as they apply to open access digital repositories and scholarly communication Demonstrated creativity, initiative, self-direction, and innovative thinking. Previous work experience in health sciences education and/or practice Experience with the Drupal CMS a plus

To apply, visit https://employment.umn.edu. Requisition Number: 187014

 

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Head, Education Library, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks applications and nominations for the position Head of the Education Library.  The Head of the Education Library is a tenure track library faculty position which serves as Head of the Education Library, a library serving the College of Education at the University of Florida. The position is responsible for the development, coordination, and provision of the library's programs and services, including a wide range of public, technical, and collection management functions. The Head, Education Library allocates resources and is responsible for the supervision and management of staff (one professional librarian and three fulltime support staff), facilities, and equipment. Additional responsibilities include planning, developing, and delivering responsive and innovative service initiatives to meet the evolving information needs of the University's faculty, staff, and students. The position develops and manages the collections and facility to support research and instruction within the College of Education and related disciplines.   

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

The search will remain open until filled, and review of applications will begin on November 12, 2013.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outline on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

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Web Services Librarian, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Library, Memphis TN

Assistant Professor/Web Services Librarian
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Library

Responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the library web site and pages; track user trends, assess user needs and preferences, explore new technologies and make improvements to the web site design based on this information. Market and promote library services and resources to key stakeholders through the library web site. Provide leadership in building staff awareness of new and emerging technologies to improve library services and workflow.

Minimum requirement of a graduate degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited library school and at least two years of work experience in a library.

This is a 12-month, full-time, nontenure-track faculty appointment.

Salary: $50,000 minimum.

Full position description: http://library.uthsc.edu/media/pdf/Web-Services-Librarian-2013-09-05.pdf

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New England Archivists Education Committee Seeks Two Student Members

The New England Archivists Education Committee seeks two student members to serve a term term of 1 year starting in the Fall of 2013. For more information, see the Job Description for more details. 

Please send a letter of interest and resume to James DaMico, Chair at james.damico@gmail.com by October 21, 2013.

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Library Director, Osterville Village Library, Osterville MA

Institution:  Osterville Village Library

Job:  Library Director

Duties/Description:

If you're interested in directing an innovative and active library with services tailored to the needs of the 21st century, we'd like to talk to you.

The Osterville Village Library is a newly constructed state of the art facility in the center of an idyllic village on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.  Our private, independent 501(c)(3) organization is a Library Journal Five Star library serving a year round population of 3,500 which expands to over 10,000 during summer months.  With a circulation of nearly 100,000 and 400+ programs, we are a very active and valued part of a beautiful seaside community. 

Qualifications:

Our new Director will manage a staff of 11 FTEs, an operating budget of over $500,000, and our acclaimed 20,000 square foot facility.  An MLS is required as are a proven track record and skills in management, community relations, development, human resources, financial control and library technologies.  The Director reports to the Board of Trustees. 

Salary: DOQ

Closing Date:  November 30, 2013

Send:  

Please send resume, letter of interest and salary requirements in confidence to OstervilleVillageLibrary@gmail.com

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Manager of Member Support, Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Dublin OH

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs. Tens of thousands of libraries around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials. We are currently seeking candidates for a Manager of Member Support position at our Corporate Headquarters in Dublin (Columbus), Ohio.

 

Directs the day-to-day operations of the CSD's front line and second level support staff.  Provides both technical and administrative supervision/guidance to team members supporting OCLC products and services ensuring that the user community receives accurate, timely and consistent support for OCLC's online systems, distributed systems, micro software, access methods, and maintained hardware.  Directs, coaches and develops staff to attain performance levels/standards that meet or exceed current departmental service delivery expectations and metrics.

Job Requirements

  • Monitor, coach, develop and motivate Analysts in a blended (call/e-mail) support environment to ensure accurate, consistent and high quality service delivery to the OCLC member community that meets or exceeds prescribed departmental goals/metrics. Ensure additional development skills and recurring training opportunities are provided to team members for service delivery enhancement and both professional and personal development
  • Track, interpret and trend customer support operating results. Establish and review productivity and quality performance measures while evaluating and recommending processes/methods to improve center performance and user community satisfaction
  • Support effective staffing practices and workflows to ensure member community satisfaction while maintaining effective staff utilization, in support of workforce management efforts.  Effective administer schedules and remain abreast of forecasting activities to ensure maximum performance is achieved
  • Perform management of personnel activities such as determining staff levels, recruiting, motivating, coaching, performance appraisals, promotions, salary recommendations, counseling and terminations
  • Identify and implement programs and activities that support the creation of an environment that is conducive to employee growth, performance, development and quality of work/employer
  • Provide feedback to the organization regarding customer responses to specific product offerings and interest for product enhancements in support of functionality and quality improvements to OCLC's products and services
  • Network with other industry professionals to gain an understanding and remain current in knowledge of effective support center processes, procedures and technology
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a business or computer-based discipline, or an equivalent academic/work experience combination
  • Five years' management/supervisory experience in a customer support environment, with relevance towards technical support of microcomputer devices, software, operating systems, local and wide area networking, the Internet, and the web
  • Two years' experience in the direct supervision or guidance of other staff, or in a product/project management type role
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to handle high-stress situations effectively, with tact and diplomacy
  • Experience or familiarity with a library technology or customer service environment is a plus
  • MLS a plus

 

Apply Here : http://www.Click2Apply.net/bkvvwzf

 

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Research Informationist, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Cincinnati OH

Research Informationist - Position Number: 213UC5231
Tenure-track, 12-month Faculty Appointment

The University of Cincinnati's Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library invites applications  for the position of Research Informationist.

Position Summary
The Health Sciences Library (HSL) seeks a knowledgeable, motivated, and service oriented  Informationist to deliver services and resources to the Academic Health Center and UC Health  research and translational sciences community. The incumbent will work closely with other HSL  library staff to design, develop, and implement a suite of cohesive and comprehensive services  for the UC Academic Health Center and UC Health research community. This is a full-time  tenure track faculty appointment.

Relationship/Authority
This faculty position reports to and receives general direction from the Associate Dean of Library Services and Director, Health Sciences Library. The faculty position works  collaboratively with the HSL Clinical and Research Informationist.

Environment
The state-of-the art Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL) serves the research needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the  College of Allied Health Sciences, the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, and the Greater Cincinnati community at large. It also serves affiliated institutions, including UC Health and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, as well as national and international scholars and researchers. The HSL encompasses 44,872 square feet with a 90-seat computer lab, has over 200,000 print volumes on site, and provides access to over 800 online databases, 110,000 electronic journals, and 149,000 e-books. The library's web site is http://libraries.uc.edu/hsl/.

The mission of the University of Cincinnati Libraries is to provide outstanding research collections, responsive service, intellectually stimulating learning environments, and innovative instruction to enable the University to achieve its comprehensive mission of teaching, learning, research, health care, and community engagement. A charter member of the Association of Research Libraries, the University of Cincinnati is a leader in the nationally recognized OhioLINK Library Consortium (http://www.ohiolink.edu). The UC Libraries provide access to research collections of more than 4.3 million volumes, 120,000+ serial titles, primarily electronic, and over 1.2 million e-books. Additional information is available at http://www.libraries.uc.edu.

The University of Cincinnati (UC) ranks among the nation's top public research universities. As the founding place of co-operative education, UC has a long tradition of putting theory into practice while standing among an elite group of universities defined by the Carnegie Commission. It is a large, public, urban university with a diverse student population of over 42,000. (visit: http://www.uc.edu) Cincinnati features all the amenities of a large, bustling metropolis, including art museums, symphonies, opera and theater, outstanding zoo, fine
restaurants, and professional sports teams. Learn more at http://www.cincinnatiusa.com.

Key Responsibilities

  •  Establish dynamic and collaborative relationships with and provide instruction and consultation to faculty and graduate students in response to their information needs to support grant preparation and research. 
  •  Coordinate and conduct training regarding the effective application of biomedical information tools for specific research problems. 
  •  Assist with the assessment, development, and implementation of services to support the information needs of the University's medical and translational research community, including the Office of Research and the various biomedical research programs, centers, and departments. 
  •  Provide specialized and well-integrated reference and research assistance.
  •  Play a lead role in the development and implementation of consultation services for scientific data access, management, and preservation. Employ best practices to develop sustainable and domain-appropriate services and tools that support and enhance UC's research agenda. 
  •  Develop and maintain web portals for specific areas.
  •  Collaborate with other HSL staff to implement evidence-based practice, new technologies, education programs, scholarly communication, research data management, health informatics, collections analysis, and systems support. 
  •  Serve as a liaison to the Center for Health Informatics and other informatics units within the Academic Health Center. 
  •  Participate in appropriate committees, task forces, and organizations related to the duties and responsibilities of the department, and in support of UC Libraries programs and organizations. 
  •  Participate in scholarly, professional, and service activities that enhance the mission of the University of Cincinnati Libraries. 


Qualifications


Required Qualifications:

  •  Master's or doctoral degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics or an equivalent field or an information science/management degree or a comparable combination of experience. 
  •  Strong commitment to innovative and responsive customer service.
  •  Demonstrated understanding of trends and issues in the field of health sciences information.
  •  Knowledge of current computer technologies in libraries and services supporting e-science and ability to plan and implement innovative technology solutions. 
  •  Ability to apply new technologies to a broad range of library applications.
  •  Entrepreneurial attitude to developing services; self-motivated, with the ability to set and attain goals effectively and the flexibility to adapt to change. 
  •  Ability to develop and deliver innovative and responsive instructional programs.
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills. 
  •  Demonstrated record of professional development and contribution, and ability to meet University of Cincinnati Libraries reappointment, promotion, and tenure requirements. 
  •  Physical requirements include frequent communications, verbal and written; frequent sitting and standing; visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess; and thinking analytically 



Desired qualifications:

  •  Additional graduate education in sciences/health sciences or an equivalent field.
  •  Experience in an academic health sciences or research library environment.
  •  Excellent project management skills; experience coordinating and promoting services; experience communicating and collaborating with faculty. 
  •  Knowledge of current instructional pedagogies.
  •  Knowledge of data mining and analysis tools.
  •  Experience working with applying metadata and working with ontologies.
  •  Experience with grant writing or a familiarity with federal funding requirements.


Benefits
This is a 12-month tenure track faculty position. Rank and salary negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include health care, retirement plan, 22 days of vacation, sick leave, and tuition remission for self and immediate family.

Contact
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Applications, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references, must be submitted online at: https://www.jobsatuc.com/ (search for position number 213UC5231) or call 513-558-6019 for assistance.

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Information Specialist, Boston Scientific, Natick, MA or St. Paul, MN

Boston Scientific's Knowledge Resources team is seeking an Information Specialist to support its research and knowledge management efforts. Candidates will have prior experience in corporate research services or have in interest in developing this experience in a challenging, yet supportive environment. 

This position is located in either Natick, MA or St. Paul, MN. 

Responsibilities:          


Research Service Support

  •  Collaborate with KR senior staff and internal customers to understand the context and objectives of research requests so to appropriately, efficiently, and cost-effectively meet and exceed expectations; Research to support biomedical literature searches for notified bodies and business intelligence needs
  •  Work with KR staff to develop tool-kits of resources that serve as information and data management services for key stakeholders. Create alerts and other dissemination of information practices

Technical Services and Infrastructure Development

  •  Assist team in continuous improvement efforts and performance metrics.
  •  Participate in a variety of project-based assignments to continuously improve and expand on Knowledge Resources' services, formal processes, and core competencies of the team.
  •  Support KR team in technical service activities (cataloging/tagging, intranet development, SharePoint)

Requirements:

  • BA/BS and experiences in information service delivery preferred. Masters Degree in Library Science preferred with 2 years of experience, or significant source work toward completion of degree.
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  • Basic understanding of secondary research tools and willingness to develop expertise in these areas; knowledge/experience of database searching and retrieval techniques.
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  • Familiarity with scientific and technical information sources
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  • Experience or familiarity with cataloging rules and practices; intranet design and content development
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  • Excellent problem solving skills.
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  • Strong Customer Service orientation to seek methods that maximize the competencies of Knowledge Resources and add value to the end user/customer.
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  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-pace environment.
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  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Good people skills, team orientation, and professional attitude.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
April Baglole
Manager, Knowledge Resources
Boston Scientific
April.Baglole@bsci.com
508-652-5398

http://www.bostonscientific.com/careers

 

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University Archivist, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA

LSU Libraries

Special Collections
University Archivist

Assistant Librarian

#003422

 

 

Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, the University Archivist has primary responsibility for the appraisal, acquisition, processing, and preservation of university records of enduring historical, evidential, or administrative value, and leads records management efforts for university records in all formats, including born-digital materials.  The incumbent arranges and describes archival collections and creates DACS-compliant finding aids.  He/she hires, supervises, trains, and assigns work to 2 FTE support staff in University Archives. The University Archivist provides reference assistance to patrons, participates in outreach activities as appropriate, and works to meet tenure and promotion requirements.

 

45%    RECORDS MANAGEMENT AND PROCESSING.   Leads records management efforts for university records in all formats, including born-digital materials.  Establishes records retention policies and schedules, assists departments in interpreting schedules, and ensures the timely transfer of archival records to the archives.  Leads implementation of programmatic long-term management, organization, and preservation of the University's electronic records.  Appraises, organizes, describes, and arranges university records and prepares finding aids to facilitate their use by researchers. Sets priorities for processing in consultation with the Head of Special Collections.  Assesses processing needs of newly-acquired records and devises and implements effective and efficient processing plans. Creates finding aids and original MARC records, employing DACS, LCSH, MARC, and LCNAF.  

 

25%    MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION.  Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates 2 FTE support staff.  Assigns work to, monitors progress of, and performs quality control on work performed by unit staff.  Maintains and reports relevant statistics. Develops and maintains policies and procedures for managing and processing collections.  

 

15%    PUBLIC SERVICE AND OUTREACH. Provides advanced reference assistance to researchers using University Archives and other library materials.  Collaborates with the Exhibitions Coordinator or Digital Services Librarian to mount exhibitions or digital collections featuring University Archives holdings.  May undertake outreach, public programming, and instruction activities to promote awareness and use of University Archives and Special Collections resources.  May undertake outreach to promote documentation of student life and culture, as well as other aspects of university history.

 

15%    Works to meet tenure and promotion requirements.

 

Required Qualifications:  Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school program with a concentration in archival studies or management.  Three years professional experience in the appraisal, processing, and description of archival materials.  Knowledge of issues pertaining to management of institutional records.   Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory, practice, and national and international standards and best practices, including Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), EAD, MARC , LCSH, LNAF.  Demonstrated strength in interpersonal skills to collaborate successfully with a broad range of personnel from various campus departments.  Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills.  Ability to lift and move 40 pounds. Evidence of potential to meet the promotion and tenure requirements for scholarship/research and professional service.

Preferred Qualifications:  Demonstrated project management and supervisory skills. Experience with university or institutional records.  Knowledge of or experience with electronic records management and digital preservation issues.  Experience providing reference service in an archival setting.  Knowledge of archive management software and EAD.

To apply for this job, go to https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu.  The application deadline is October 22, 2013, or until the position has been filled.  

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Web Development Librarian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA

LSU Libraries
Web Development Librarian
Assistant Librarian
Tenure Track
#000503

Reporting to the Director of Library Communications and Publications (LCP), the incumbent will take a leadership role in the planning, design, and management of an evolving library web presence in order to meet the needs of the LSU students, faculty, and staff. The Web Development Librarian chairs the Web Advisory Committee (WAC). In collaboration with the committee and the Director of LCP, the incumbent is responsible for establishing and implementing goals, policies, and procedures for the Libraries' websites, with a focus on improving the user experience.


The incumbent maintains expertise in current web technologies and design; designs, implements, and documents appropriate assessments of web services; creates appropriate training materials for library faculty and staff responsible for content creation and maintenance of web pages; and assists the Director of LCP with overall library communications as appropriate. This position supervises one or more Computer Analysts and may also supervise student employees.


Summary of Duties


80%
• Provides day-to-day oversight and management of the Libraries' websites, including content creation, programming, editorial recommendations, and oversight of all the work on the site; chairs the Libraries' Web Advisory Committee; maintains expertise in web development.
• Collaborates on short and long-term strategic planning for and conceptualization of the Libraries' web presence.
• Carries out assessments that guide the development and implementation of policies and standards for top-level website within overall goals and parameters established by administration and LSU.
• Creates appropriate procedures and training materials for library faculty and staff responsible for content creation and maintenance of web pages.
• Plans and manages migration of content to updated/new software as necessary.
• Collaborates with the Systems Librarian, Instructional Technologies Librarian, Library Systems personnel, and others on complementary web services.
• Develops web applications to streamline or improve online library services; evaluates, recommends, and administers website programming.
• Trains and supervises one or more Computer Analysts who maintain and upgrade access to the library's web presence, as well as staff/student employees engaged in related work, as assigned. Monitors workflow and deadlines.


15%
• Works to meet tenure requirements for research/scholarship and service.


05%
• Assists the Director of LCP with other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program; demonstrated website design and implementation ability; experience with html, css, php, and MySQL; demonstrated ability in database design and development; demonstrated ability to think critically and analytically, to study problems and develop well-reasoned and supported solutions; demonstrated ability to work well with others and lead projects to completion; excellent writing and communication skills; evidence of potential to meet the promotion and tenure requirements for scholarship/research and professional service.


Preferred
Professional library experience; experience with XML, javascript and jQuery, mobile design; graphic design experience; experience with WordPress , Moodle, and APIs; previous supervisory experience.


To apply for this job, go to https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. The application deadline is October 22, 2013, or until the position has been filled.

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Volunteer, Father Hugh P. Smyth Archive Society, Sacred Heart Parish, Weymouth MA

The Father Hugh P. Smyth Archive Society of Sacred Heart Church is looking for a GSLIS student to assist with an oral history project. The volunteer will interview parishoners and help to process and preserve the collection.

The Father Hugh P. Smyth Archive Society was established in 1996. Their mission is to provide a repository for the documents that represent the history of the parish, and to give a historical perspective and understanding of the Church's mission.

Interested applicants can contact Mr. Raymond DiBonna at 617-472-4446.

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Call for Interns, Architecture_MPS

Intern positions available

Academic Journal: Architecture_MPS (Media, Politics, Society) ISSN 2050-9006

http://architecturemps.com

 

The academic journal Architecture_MPS is a unique collaboration of librarians and academics and includes a team of 90 people from 30 countries. In particular, the IS committee has 30 members (including interns) from the UK, Canada, the US and Australia.

 

It is published monthly online and has a two yearly print version. It is focused on architecture but is clearly interdisciplinary. It examines the relationship of architecture with the fields of politics, media studies and the social sciences. It has published pieces by leading academics and practitioners including Daniel Libeskind and Noam Chomsky, amongst others.

 

It is looking for interns to work remotely for its Information Services team. In particular, it is seeking:

1. People with a background in media studies, journalism, marketing and / or communication studies

2. People with expertise / interest in social media (facebook, twitter, etc.)

3. People with experience of coordinating/leading teams.

 

The internship is offered as:

 

i) an integrated component for credit programs

 

OR

 

ii) on a voluntary basis for students wishing to gain experience independently

 

The Internship is flexible and can be adapted to the requirements of particular programs and interns, both in terms of content and duration. It can be focused on specific tasks or can be offered over extended periods and cover various fields. All interns work remotely. It represents a great opportunity for students and recent graduates to gain experience in: 1) cutting-edge developments in academic publications and 2) the early stage development of an innovative partnership between librarians and academics.

 

Applicants are invited to discuss these details with Rachel Isaac-Menard, IS Coordinator: ris@architecturemps.com

 

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Reference Librarian, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., Boston MA

Description
The Reference Librarian will provide reference and research services to attorneys, paralegals and marketing utilizing print and electronic resources in legal, business, and other disciplines. This position will report to the Director of Library & Research Services. The hours will be Monday through Friday, from 12:00pm to 8:00pm.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate current awareness initiatives, including docket alerts and case tracking.
  • Coordinate and implement promotion of library and research services through user instruction, departmental presentations, development of pathfinders and other training materials for all levels of users.
  • Prepare features and other materials for inclusion in newsletters, and for posting on the firm's intranet.
  • Act as practice group liaison to market library and research services and assess practice group research needs.
  • Perform and participate in special projects and administrative duties as assigned.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as requested.

Qualifications

  • MLS degree or MLS candidate and previous law firm experience required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using common print and online resources such as Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg,  BNA, Checkpoint, Courtlink, Intelliconnect, PACER, Capital IQ.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and conduct end-user training both in person and online.
  • Advanced knowledge of legal and non-legal research techniques using print and electronic resources.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong emphasis on customer service and satisfaction.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to complete multiple complex projects under tight time constraints.
  • Excellent written, oral and email communication skills.

The hours will be Monday through Friday, from 12:00pm to 8:00pm.

 

Visit http://www.mintz.com/careers/current-openings/detail/jobopening/83 to apply.

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2013 Frank H. Spaulding Student Scholarship

Special Libraries Association - New Jersey Chapter

2013 Frank H. Spaulding Student Scholarship

The scholarship is named in honor of Frank H. Spaulding, president of NJSLA from 1977 to 1978 and SLA President from 1986-1987 year.  He was known nationally for his outstanding dedication and contributions to the library profession.

ELIGIBILITY: The scholarship is open to New Jersey residents who are currently enrolled in a Masters level program in Library Science at an ALA-accredited library school (including online enrollment in a NJ program or an out-of-state program).  Membership in SLA as well as membership in the New Jersey Chapter is preferred but not mandatory.

APPLICATION PERIOD:  October 7, 2013 to November 18, 2013 (Midnight).

 

AWARD DETAILS:

  • Recipient is awarded a $1500 scholarship at the New Jersey chapter's annual business meeting/holiday party on December 3, 2013.
  • Student membership in SLA will be paid for one year
  • The winning essay will be published on the NJSLA website

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • Essay:  250 to 500 words on the topic: "How will you position yourself for career growth and how will a Special Library Association membership help you achieve it?"
    • Official transcript from graduate program*
    • Resume
    • Letter of recommendation from a former or current library science faculty member.

 

*A newly enrolled student not able to obtain a current transcript may substitute a letter of recommendation from a faculty member that taught or mentored the applicant at his or her undergraduate school. Njslascholarship2012

 

The award recipient must provide proof of New Jersey residency, i.e., utility bill, driver's license, rental agreement or other official correspondence from the graduate program.

 

Applicants will send all supporting materials to scholarships@newjersey.sla.org (This address can also be used for any questions or issues related to the scholarship application process.)

 

**Important note to applicants: Include your name in any filenames. For example, if you were sending a resume the file could be: jane_smith_resume.doc

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Instructional Technology Specialist (Certified Teaching Position), Ludlow Public Schools, Ludlow MA

POSITION: Instructional Technology Specialist (Certified Teaching Position)

QUALIFICATIONS: Appropriate certification with the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist teacher colleagues in the effective use of technology and online resources in support of high student achievement and the curriculum through embedded technology professional development support (co-planning, co-teaching, in-class demonstrations, modeling, mentoring, data collection, analysis, and reporting, providing feedback to colleagues following peer observations, looking at student work, and other instructional strategies).
Other duties as assigned by the director of technology or his/her designee.

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY

SALARY: PER UNIT A TEACHERS' CONTRACT

STARTING DATE: IMMEDIATELY

APPLICATION PROCESS: SUBMIT RESUME AND LETTER OF INTENT TO: www.SchoolSpring.com JOB ID#507114

PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

CLOSING DATE: OCTOBER 22, 2013

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

UIC Library Academic Resident Program

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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South Asian Studies Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, Bloomington IL

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of South Asian Studies Librarian.

 

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

 

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America, having recently been named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The IU Libraries system consists of twenty libraries on the Bloomington campus, five libraries in Indianapolis, and a library at each of the other six campuses across the state. 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 Area Studies Department of the Indiana University Libraries includes six librarians and four 0.5 FTE support staff positions who are responsible for all aspects of collection development/management, reference, and outreach to students and faculty in African, Latin American, Spanish & Portuguese, Latino, Slavic and East European, East Asian, Middle Eastern, Islamic and Central Eurasian, Jewish, India and South Asian, and Tibetan Studies.  The department's mission is to support and strengthen teaching, learning, and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery.  For more information, see http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=8518.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of the Area Studies Department, the individual in this position will provide reference and instructional support for, and oversee collection development and management in the areas of India and South Asia Studies and provide collection development for Foreign/International Documents.  Additional responsibilities include:

  •          Serving as an active member of the Libraries' Area Studies Department.
  •          Managing and developing interdisciplinary library collections in the areas of India and South Asian and, to a lesser degree, South East Asian Studies. 
  •          Managing and developing library collections in the area of Foreign and International Documents.
  •          Supporting research and scholarly communication in the above subject areas through outreach to faculty and students.
  •          Actively supporting the teaching of India and South Asian Studies by consulting with faculty on teaching information literacy skills and teaching library instruction sessions.
  •          Serving as liaison to the Dhar India Studies Program. The individual in this position may also serve as a member of the Dhar India Studies Program's core faculty.
  •          Learning and understanding the continually evolving research practices and teaching needs of India and South Asian Studies faculty, students, and instructors.
  •          Providing reference services and research consultations and support to faculty, students, staff, and the community at large. 
  •          Keeping abreast of developments related to the book trade in India and South Asia. 
  •          Contributing to developments in the field of area studies librarianship through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues.
  •          Developing regional, national, and international partnerships and collaborations, representing IU in forums such as the Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation (CONSALD) and the South Asia Microform Project (SAMP). 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  •          ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience.
  •          A second Master's degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a South Asian Studies discipline.
  •          Solid command of the history and major trends in research and scholarly publishing in the South Asian world area.
  •          Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  •          Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse populations of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.
  •          Experience in collection development and a broad knowledge of information resources for India Studies, South Asian Studies, and Foreign/International Documents.
  •          Experience in information literacy instruction. Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference services.
  •          Excellent communication skills in English.
  •          Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.

Preferred

  •          Experience as an India or South Asian Studies Librarian, or a comparable combination of academic and professional experience. 
  •          Strong language skills in at least one key Indic language, such as (but not exclusively) Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, or Sanskrit.
  •          Ph.D. in India or South Asian Studies discipline.
  •          Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.
  •          Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education.
  •          Ability to identify and work with materials in Indic languages outside the candidate's core area of expertise.

 

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. A link to additional information about benefits can be found at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com.

 

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2013.  The position will remain open until filled.  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at:  https://indiana.peopleadmin.com.  Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: 

 

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Library Systems Administrator, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL

Job Title: IT Technical Associate - Library Systems Administrator

 

Reports to: Associate University Librarian for Information Technology

Supervision (May supervise any or all of the following): Assistant Library Systems Administrator; Graduate Assistants; Student Assistants

Job Summary

As the Library's senior systems administrator, support the Library's goal to provide quality resources and expertise to students, faculty and staff by configuring, testing, and maintaining information, research and storage systems, including operating systems, services, and application packages.  Deploy and maintain desktop computing systems in a mixed environment (Windows, Mac, Linux). Monitor, troubleshoot, and resolve system issues with servers, networks, and storage. Lead the Desktop and Server Administration Unit and supervise the work of the Assistant Systems Administrator, graduate assistant(s), and / or student assistant(s).

 

The Desktop and Server Administration Unit is part of the Information Technology Division of the UIC University Library. The IT division supports the student, library patron, and staff technology needs at five library locations in Chicago (2 libraries), Peoria, Rockford, and Urbana. As a member of the Library's IT Division, the Library Systems Administrator contributes to the overall development of the Library's Web and digital library infrastructure and will help plan, select, and implement technologies to support the Library's goal of anytime anywhere access to UIC's scholarly information.

Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)

  • Install, patch, and maintain server, operating systems, services (e.g., Linux, Apache, MySQL)
  • Install, patch, and maintain application packages (e.g., Open Journal System, DSpace, Solr, Fedora)
  • Maintain and resolve problems with desktop computing systems
  • Lead software upgrade and hardware deployment projects
  • Respond to user-reported and service affecting problems
  • Manage and prioritize open problems and service requests, ensuring successful resolution
  • Supervise staff, graduate assistants, and / or student assistants
  • Maximize the availability and reliability of desktop and server systems
  • Maintain and monitor system access controls and maintain system security in accordance with University security policies
  • Verify that systems are performing in line with specifications and policies
  • Write and maintain shell scripts
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Liaison with campus IT organizations and governance bodies
  • Write and maintain systems documentation
  • Train library colleagues
  • Maintain knowledge of new and emerging technologies and techniques
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned

Minimum Requirements

1.     Any combination totaling two years from the following categories: 
                           

                a)   progressively more responsible work experience in IT-related profession 

            

                b)  college course work in Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent: 

                       ·       60 semester hours or Associate's Degree equals one year

                       ·       90-120 semester hours or Bachelor's Degree equals two years. 

 

Specialty Factors

  • A minimum of 3 years experience as a Linux systems (computer systems) administrator
  • Demonstrated experience administering Web servers and / or related systems such as Apache, Tomcat, RDBMS (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL), etc.

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (degree in computer science, information science, or closely related field preferred)
  • Advanced degree in computer science, library and information science, or closely related field is preferred
  • Experience performing or leading desktop systems (microcomputer) administration
  • A minimum of 2 years supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated experience implementing and supporting open source applications
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively troubleshoot technical problems, isolate problem causes, and implement solutions
  • Experience in programming languages appropriate to support systems administration tasks (e.g., Perl, shell scripting, Python, Java, C/C++)
  • Experience using an endpoint management tool such as SCCM, Spiceworks, AbsoluteManage, or Dell KACE preferred.
  • Experience with TCP/IP network design and configuration. Experience working with authorization / authentication mechanisms such as LDAP, CAS, Shibboleth preferred.
  • Experience using a configuration management tool (e.g., git, subversion) preferred
  • Experience working in the context of a software development methodology preferred
  • Experience performing systems resource management and capacity planning preferred
  • Experience with DSpace, Solr, and/or Fedora preferred
  • Experience managing and transforming data in multiple formats preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and positively with individuals and groups, both face to face and remotely
  • Excellent interpersonal as well as written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team environment; demonstrated ability to interact effectively with stakeholders and to provide excellent user-centered service in a in a research-intensive, fast-paced, culturally diverse higher education environment

Working Conditions

General office environment. Regular travel not expected but may occur occasionally around previously scheduled events. Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity and fingering for working with computer keyboards.

Salary

Minimum $65,000.

How to Apply

This is a full-time civil service position. For fullest consideration, complete an online application through jobs.uic.edu and submit a cover letter detailing how your education and experience meet the required and preferred requirements, a full C.V. or resume, and contact information for three references by October 27, 2013. Please submit an Exam Request for CB7677 - IT Technical Assoc (University Library).

 

https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=36067

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Science Librarian, College of Wooster, Wooster OH

SCIENCE LIBRARIAN (Search Reopened) - The College of Wooster Libraries seeks a dynamic, creative, and
service-oriented colleague as our next Science Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Science Librarian oversees the award-winning Timken Science Library, supervises the Science Library Associate and student workers, and serves as the primary liaison to students and faculty from the sciences. Responsibilities include provision of reference service and research consultations, participation in an active research education program, proactive outreach to liaison departments, and development of local print and digital collections that complement the consortial resources available to us through OhioLINK. Library Instruction is incorporated throughout the curriculum, beginning with First Year Seminar. Close work in the classroom and through consultations with third and fourth-year students on their Independent Study projects, Wooster's highly regarded mentored undergraduate research experience, will also be an integral role for the Science Librarian. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with a library staff focused on user needs and committed to developing an evolving library program that best supports the College community. Minimum starting salary: $50,000.


Qualifications
• MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent
• Academic background or experience in the sciences
• Strong project management, analytical, and organizational skills
• Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and creativity
• Facility using and applying emerging technologies in an academic context
• Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills


Desired
• Well versed in scholarly communication issues
• Experience working in an academic library
• Undergraduate and/or graduate degree in a science discipline
• Experience using and supporting library-related technologies (e.g. bioinformatics, GIS, data curation,
institutional repositories)


Candidates should submit a letter of application (address to Mark Christel, Chair of the Search Committee), vita, and
the names of three professional references. Electronic submission only (Word or PDF) may be sent to Sharon Bodle,
Administrative Coordinator for the Libraries (sbodle@wooster.edu). Review of applications will begin November 1,
2013, and continue until the position is filled.

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E-Resource Technology Coordinator, Northeastern University, Boston MA

Northeastern University
E-Resource Technology Coordinator
Requisition Number: STFR001183
Division/College: Library
FT/PT: Full Time
Grade: 9
Position Summary:
Under the general supervision of the E-Resource and Procurement Manager, undertake the following duties in support of effective patron access to electronic resources: Manage set-up, updating and trouble-shooting of e-resource discovery tools such as proxy servers, electronic resource KnowledgeBase software, URL checker, OpenURL link resolver software, and the library management system. Use knowledge of departmental workflows to process data loads and script database updates. Review and maintain licensing documentation for electronic resources. Contribute to planning, implementing, supervising and maintaining assigned acquisitions and digital library projects, including e-archiving and ingestion of content into the Institutional Repository. Maintain metadata on the Library's bibliographic databases pertaining to electronic access, such as URL's and proxy information. Test and evaluate new software applications, vendor platform changes and system upgrades. Serve as general technology resource for the Department. Supervise and train casual staff, including student workers, and provide documentation and training for library colleagues as needed. Provide reports and gather statistics as required. Position requires technical skills and aptitude and understanding of e-resource access, as well as knowledge of vendor and library procurement processes for networked information resources. Occasional evening and weekend support may be required.
Qualifications:
College education to Bachelor's degree level.
Minimum of 3 years related experience, preferably in an automated library, subscription or purchasing agency environment.
Strong technical skills preferred (e.g., MySQL, PERL, Drupal, OpenURL link resolving, proxy and authentication software). Intermediate knowledge of Excel required. Aptitude for learning new computer applications quickly with minimal instruction.
Excellent organizational, analytical, communication, supervisory, and interpersonal skills required. Aptitude for accurate, detailed, quantitative work essential.
Demonstrated interest in the management of networked information resources in libraries strongly preferred. Knowledge of bibliographic frameworks and content standards.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse staff and clientele and to thrive in a fast-paced, evolving & highly collaborative environment is essential.
Additional Information:
Applications received by November 1, 2013 will receive first consideration.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/395783

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Records and Archives Manager, MITRE, Bedford MA

Job Highlights:  Join MITRE for an opportunity to manage and lead the Corporate Records and Archives team. Oversee corporate policy and practice in records and document management; manage Corporate Archives and oversee preservation of historical MITRE collections and products.

 

Key Functions:

  •          Lead records and archives services team.
  •          Lead communication and outreach planning for services.
  •          Provide records stewardship guidance to staff.
  •          Work closely with technical staff, develop electronic records management system (ERMS) requirements and workflows.
  •          Collaborate on deployment of ERMS production environments as lead service representative.
  •          Act as a consultant on internal information life cycle management and document management projects.
  •          Oversee management of key corporate electronic product collections.
  •          Oversee updates to the retention schedule.
  •          Manage onsite and offsite physical records services.
  •          Lead document declassification effort.
  •          Lead cross-country records and archives R&D center benchmarking group.
  •          Leverage social networking tools for product development and service promotion.
  •          Provide consultation to corporate archivist for all archives operations.
  •          Serve as primary decision maker in all software acquisitions for records and archives services.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  •          Master's Degree in Information Science with records-management focus, or other related field.
  •          Applied knowledge of records management principles.
  •          Experience with Microsoft SharePoint, Oracle Webcenter, or other records and document management tools.
  •          Strong customer service orientation.
  •          Resource management experience.
  •          Ability to work independently and effectively.

 

Minimum Education/Experience:

  •          Bachelor of Science and eight years of related experience.

 

Security Clearance: 

  •          Secret

Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only U. S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance. For this position, MITRE will consider only those applicants with security clearances, or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

 

Travel:

This position will require overnight travel up to 5% of the time, as well as some local travel.

 

To Apply:   http://www.mitre.org/careers    Search for requisition number 20646BR.

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Archivist, MITRE, Bedford MA

Job Highlights:  Join MITRE for an opportunity to support and become part of our Corporate Records and Archives team focusing on the services and mission in the management, processing, and dissemination of historical MITRE record collections and products.

 

Key Functions include but are not limited to:

  •          Organizing and preserving electronic, paper, and multimedia collections.
  •          Creating finding aids and content summaries to facilitate access to the collections.
  •          Responding to customer research inquiries.
  •          Supporting digital preservation activities.
  •          Creating and coordinating online and physical exhibitions, including social media products.
  •          Performing report cataloging, historical research, storage management, and special event operations.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  •          Master's Degree in Libarary and Information Science with Archival Management focus.
  •          Applied knowledge of archival processing and preservation principles.
  •          Familiarity with finding aid structure, cataloging, and information reference services.
  •          Strong grounding in digital preservation tools, challenges, and best practices.
  •          Experience with EAD, XML, and Microsoft SharePoint is highly desired.
  •          Strong customer service orientation.
  •          Ability to work independently and effectively.
  •          Demonstrated ability to write proficiently.
  •          The ideal candidate will possess a balance of traditional (paper-based) archival proficiency and forward-looking passion for next-generation digital archiving solutions.

 

Minimum Education:

  •          BS Degree in Library and Information Science with Archival Management focus.

 

Security Clearance: 

  •          Secret

Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only U. S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance. For this position, MITRE will consider only those applicants with security clearances, or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

 

Travel:

This position will require overnight travel up to 5% of the time, as well as some local travel.

 

To Apply:   http://www.mitre.org/careers    Search for requisition number 20645BR.

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Spring 2014 Internship Program, Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

Spring 2014 Internship Program at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2014 Internship Program.      

Description:

The Spring 2014 Internship Program provides participants in-depth exposure to the workings of individual departments and practical and theoretical training in museum practices, and acquaints them with the role of museums in contemporary society. Working under the supervision of one of the Museum's professional staff, interns contribute to timely projects, gain insight into the functions of individual departments, and learn about the Museum's various collections, exhibitions, and programs for visitors.  Internship projects are based on Museum needs and requirements and are assigned to interns with the appropriate skills and interests.  This unpaid internship runs from January 21 through December April 25, 2014.

Eligibility:

College students (One must have a minimum of one and a half years of college completed by January 2014), recent graduates (both B.A. and M.A.), graduate students, and beginning museum professionals.  The Museum encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to apply.  Spring internships require a minimum commitment of two full days per week, one of which must be Tuesday.

To Apply:

The application deadline is October 16, 2013.  For more information on the programs, including eligibility and application instructions, please visit www.moma.org/learn/courses/internships

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Spring 2014 Internships, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), North Adams MA

The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) has several internships available for our upcoming 2014 winter/spring season.

MASS MoCA offers 11 internships that we have available for the upcoming season. Below you will find links to the full descriptions and application for the upcoming season.

Dates of internships - Monday, Jan 6th - Monday, May 27th

Application deadline: Friday, November 1st Apply here!

Website and Internship Descriptions: http://www.massmoca.org/opportunities.php

  • (2) Performing Arts Administration
  • (2) Stage Tech / Production
  • (1) Marketing & Public Relations
  • (1) Visual Arts - Curatorial
  • (1) Visual Arts - Registrar
  • (1) Graphic Design
  • (1) Box Office
  • (1) Film Technican

Feel free to contact internapplications@massmoca.org with any questions 

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Archivist, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison WI

Job Working Title: ARCHIVIST 13-03925
Type of Employment: Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Salary: $17.072 to $22.500 per hour depending on experience and qualifications, plus excellent benefits ($35,646 to $46,980 annual salary). This position is in pay schedule and range 13-04. A six-month probationary period will be required.
Contact: Brian L. Schroeder, Human Resources Specialist, Telephone 608/264-6409, BrianL.Schroeder@wisconsinhistory.org

Deadline to Apply: 10/27/2013
Completed application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, 2013


This position is located in the Library-Archives Division of the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison. The Division supports the study of Wisconsin, United States and Canadian history by managing one of the largest history libraries and archives in the United States. The archives provides access to collections totaling more than 100,000 cubic feet including: manuscript and State Archives collections documenting the history of Wisconsin, and extensive national manuscript collections documenting the history of organized labor, mass communications, civil rights, and social action in the United States. The archives also houses an estimated 2 to 3 million images. The Wisconsin Historical Society is located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and provides archives reference services to a broad general public and academic audience.


Job Duties:
For a copy of the position description and job duties click Processing Archivist. Under the general supervision of the Head of Cataloging and Collection Management, the position arranges and describes; improves intellectual control through online finding aids; and makes recommendations and prepares for digitization selected private records collections in the Society's holdings inclusive of all formats and media. Additionally, this position acts as a subject expert to work on the improvement of physical and intellectual control of selected visual materials collections. Oversees the work of part-time employees and acts as the Archives' Volunteer Coordinator.


Special Notes:
1. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to offer of employment to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job.
2. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires employers to hire only individuals who are eligible to work in the United States. Upon reporting for work, an individual will be expected to present proper evidence establishing employability.
3. Verification of academic degrees will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

A Well Qualified Candidate Will Have:
Master's Degree in Library Science with an archives specialization.
Experience processing/accessioning archival materials in textual, visual, and/or digital formats.
Knowledge of metadata standards and protocols used in archival description and finding aids.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Excellent writing skills.
Ability to work both collaboratively on a team as well as independently.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of archival standards, methods, theory, and contemporary practice, as typically acquired in an archives graduate school program or comparable certification.
2. Knowledge/skills/ability to complete archival analysis and appraisal techniques for private and public and records.
3. Knowledge of metadata standards and protocols (e.g. EAD, MODS, METS, Dublin Core)
4. Knowledge of XML schemas and related mark-up tools.
5. Knowledge of archival and library cataloging rules and procedures.
6. Knowledge/skills/ability with using MS office applications.
7. Ability to adapt readily and effectively to the rapidly changing world of information systems, and to each succeeding generation of tools needed for locating and accessing information and data.
8. Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and oversee the work of student employees.
9. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both in writing and verbally, with supervisors, colleagues, and state agency records staff.
10. Ability to repeatedly lift and move records containers weighing up to 35 pounds.
11. Able to legally operate a motor vehicle from the Wisconsin Department of Administration State Fleet in the State of Wisconsin.
12. Ability to read standard textual records in order to perform normal appraisal and processing activities.

How To Apply: In addition to submitting a résumé, you'll be preparing a detailed written response to one online exam question. You may preview the question on the WiscJobs website. The total length of your response should be limited to a total of two pages for the entire Exam. This question and your response are considered to be an Examination for this position and will be used to determine your eligibility for this vacancy. Write clearly and concisely and use examples to support your statements when necessary. If you omit information requested on this announcement, your application may be rated ineligible. Since the answer to the question will be scored independently, be sure to provide a complete answer for the question. Do not reference your resume or any other part of your application materials.

To apply online, visit the WiscJobs website. During the application process, you will be asked to create a login and submit your application materials online by copying and pasting your responses into appropriate fields. 

Completed materials must be received by 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 27, 2013.

Application materials and the examination will be evaluated and the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Questions may be directed to:
Brian Schroeder, Human Resources Specialist
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State St
Madison, WI 53706-1482
Phone: 608-264-6409
Fax: 608-264-6415
Email: BrianL.Schroeder@wisconsinhistory.org

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Fall 2013 Internship, Bay Path College Archives, Longmeadow MA

FALL 2013 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR SIMMONS COLLEGE GSLIS STUDENTS

WHAT?

The Bay Path College Archives project is moving forward! If you have an interest in academic library archives, the Hatch Library staff at Bay Path College invites you to consider interning with us this semester. We would currently welcome one or more Simmons interns who could help us continue inventorying the collection, preparing selected items for digitization (already underway through the BPL/IMLS project), and developing appropriate records and finding aids.

WHERE?

Bay Path College is a dynamic private college located in nearby Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Since our founding in 1897, we have emphasized a career-focused curriculum that prepares students to become professionals and leaders in their fields. Our innovative programs for undergraduate women, our One-Day-a-Week Saturday program, twelve graduate programs for men and women, and Bay Path Online have made us a pioneer among our peer colleges.

The Hatch Library supports the college's 2,300+ residential and commuter students, online students from throughout the United States and beyond, programs on all levels and at two satellite campuses, in Charlton and Burlington, MA, and is open seven days a week year round.

WHEN?

During the academic year (September-May) our library is open for the following hours:
*Monday-Thursday 8 AM - 10 PM
*Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
*Saturday 7 AM - 7 PM
*Sunday 1 PM - 10 PM
We welcome GSLIS interns to work with one or more of our librarians at any of these times.

LEARN MORE:

For library information, go to our web site: http://library.baypath.edu. For more details about this opportunity, contact Library Director Mike Moran (413-565-1284mmoran@baypath.edu).

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Library Director, Danbury Public Library, Danbury CT


CITY OF DANBURY
Library Director
Salary: $96,000 - $101,000/annually


Please carefully read this entire important announcement

The City of Danbury will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, or disability, except where it is a bona fide occupational qualification. We encourage African Americans, women, Hispanics, and other minorities who meet the minimum qualifications to apply.

The following information is only a general description of the recruitment and hiring process and is not all-inclusive. Please note that any and/or all of the components of this process may be changed by the City of Danbury with or without notice. Additionally, the City of Danbury reserves the right to modify the order sequence of testing as may be appropriate.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Library Director's primary responsibility is to develop and maintain an outstanding public library and to encourage as many community residents as possible to take full advantage of its resources. This must be done in accordance with the best principles of modern professional librarianship. The Library Director is ultimately responsible for every phase of library operations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Works with the Board of Directors, creates library policy, which includes present aims and long-range goals; implements policy by devising effective procedures. Suggests policy revisions of policy statement to Board of Directors when advisable.
  •  Responsible for fiscal management of library. Prepares annual budget request; is alert to possible outside grants; prepares application for annual State Library grant; submits interim fiscal reports and recommendations.
  •  Responsible for development of library staff. Assesses personnel needs, establishes adequate job descriptions; in cooperation with Civil Service, recruits, interviews and recommends new personnel. Plans orientation and in-service training sessions as needed to develop an efficient, service-oriented staff. Reviews employee evaluation reports of principal librarians in accordance with City procedures.
  •  Responsible for seeing that the library and its services are adequately publicized, and for encouraging development of meaningful, appropriate programs for citizens of all ages.
  •  Supervises development of the library's research and recreational materials, including books, films, magazines, phonograph records, which reflect the needs and interests of the community. Final authority for addition or deletion of materials from the library's collection.
  •  Responsible for the performance of all service departments and technical departments of the library.
  •  Serves as the library's liaison and representative at national, state and local levels. Attends professional library conventions; participates actively in state and regional library planning; attends local functions and meetings, such as civic and service groups, and seeks ways for the library to cooperate with responsible organizations.
  •  Responsible for maintenance of an attractive, functional library facility. Supervises physical arrangement of furniture, layout of offices, distribution of supplies, custodial building maintenance and lawn. Responsible for building security.
  •  Continually reviews national and state standards for public libraries and familiarizes the Board and the City administration with the library's progress toward meeting them. Devises a realistic timetable for meeting standards which includes those applying to staff, book collection, collections of other materials, hours of opening, physical facilities, financial support and public services.


MINIMIMUM QUALIFICATONS AND REQUIREMENTS:


Knowledge/Abilities/Skills:
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern public library administration; ability to plan, develop and coordinate an effective library staff; ability to anticipate and plan financial needs; must have at least 3 years experience with establishing budgets and grant process; ability to prepare written and oral reports of library plans and services; experience with computerized circulation and reference systems required; must be intelligent, well-read and well-informed; must have sufficient personal poise and skill to represent the library effectively at all levels; must have sufficient knowledge to be able to supervise, assess, and, if necessary, perform every professional task assigned to others.

Education and Training:
Graduation from an accredited college or university, plus one year of training in an accredited graduate library school, Master's Degree in Library Science. At least six year's successful experience in the library profession, at least four of which shall have been as chief administrator in a public library serving not less than 10,000 people or an assistant chief administrator in a public library serving not less than 40,000 people.

Application Submission:

Applications are available at the Human Resources Dept., 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 or at www.danbury-ct.gov. Position is open until filled.

The application must be completed in its entirety. Omissions, false, misleading or inaccurate information will result in rejection of the application.

Please contact the Human Resources/Civil Service Department at (203) 797-4598 or humanresources@ci.danbury.ct.us if you need assistance or if you have any general questions.

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Volunteer, South Church Archive, New Britain CT

Volunteer Opportunity to Organize a Small Institutional Archive

South

Church, New Britain, Connecticut

Hours: Flexible, 1 day (6-7 hours)/week

South Church is seeking a graduate student in library science with an archives concentration to organize our church archives. The archive houses a variety of institutional publications, historical documents, birth and death certificates, and architectural drawings of the church, which was built in mid-19th century. The assignment would be to arrange the collections, create finding aids, perform basic preservation tasks, and provide initial support for church staff in the general management of the archive.

South Church is a dynamic Congregational/Baptist church in the heart of the city of New Britain.

For information contact Sally Dickinson at 860-550-3411 or sally.dickinson@trincoll.edu

http://www.southchurch.org/

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Archivist, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles CA

Japanese American National Museum, home of the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, is based in Los Angeles' historic Little Tokyo neighborhood, it has a nation-wide focus and international base of support. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and AAM accredited, the National Museum (www.janm.org) is recognized as one of the nations' premier cultural museums. In 2010, the Japanese American National Museum was awarded America's highest honor for museums, the National Medal from the IMLS. The permanent collection contains over 60,000 unique artifacts, document and photographs.

The Archivist is responsible for the management of the National Museum's archival holdings within the permanent collection and institutional archive.  This includes oversight of the correct application of professional standards within the archival program; management of archives-based grant and special projects; prioritization of backlogs and facilitation of processing work flows; providing and promoting access to open collections; assisting researchers; processing collections; drafting and reviewing finding aids; and supervising interns and volunteers in collections work. Serve as lead archivist on the Buddhist Churches of America Archives, overseeing processing, preservation, and access of the collection, including writing series and folder-level finding aids to be submitted to the Online Archive of California; oversee collection development of incoming or new materials; act as coordinating representative for the National Museum at bi-annual BCA/JANM Archives Advisory Committee meetings and for other BCA events and projects. Requires some weekends and or evening hours. Master's in Information or Library Science with a concentration in archival studies from an ALA-accredited library school as well as Bachelor's in humanities, arts or social science. Minimum 2 years professional experience working in an archives, museum or manuscript repository. Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary archival standards and records management principles and practices. Familiarity with community-based organizations with non-traditional means of promoting use of archival and library materials. Requires basic technical competence with electronic means of recording and managing data. Commitment to serving the public and working as a team. Knowledge of Japanese American history and culture a plus, Japanese language skills preferred but not required.

Demonstrated ability to engage, train and supervise Interns and Volunteers, process collections and develop print and electronic finding aids. Requires strong interpersonal skills including ability to communicate with staff and public both verbally and in writing. Ability to write reports as well as grant and project proposals. Familiarity with ARGUS collections management database.

Visit http://www.janm.org/jobs/ for full JD and application form. EOE.

Benefits: M, D, FSA, ERISA 403(b), 12 holidays, sick/vacation time, parking, discounts in museum store and Chado tea room.

 

Submit: Cover Letter, application and resume with salary history/requirements

Japanese American National Museum

Attn: Human Resources

100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Re: Archivist

Email: hr@janm.org

Fax (213) 830-5673

 

No Phone Calls Please

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Part-time Floater Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

PART-TIME FLOATER LIBRARIAN

(20 hours)

 

SALARY: $21,132.32 - $30,754.05 annually; $20.25 - $29.47 hourly

A beginning professional position under the general direction of the Associate Head Librarian  with supervision as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of professional literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services.
  • Provides excellent customer service to the public in person and online at assigned locations
    • Collaborates with a team of professional and paralibrarian staff and with other city agencies
    • Promotes quality collections in all formats
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources and an awareness of new resources and technologies and effectively uses and teaches the library's resources
  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic partnerships with community groups, government agencies, and other organizations as assigned
  • Interprets library services and policies to customers in a clear and courteous manner
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities when appropriate
  • Works at any library department and location, including mobile library services
  • May schedule, supervise and evaluate pages, interns and volunteers
  • Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.

 


MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

 

Experience:  Relevant experience will be considered.

 

Schedule:     Includes evening/weekend assignments and working at any other library location or department as needed.

 

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

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Language:               Second language         

 

To apply, please visit:  www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, October 18, 2013 to:  City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA  01608.  EOE/AA employer.  Preference given to Worcester residents. 

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Science Reference Services Librarian, Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA

SCIENCE REFERENCE SERVICES LIBRARIAN: The person in this position is responsible for providing information, reference and research assistance; selecting and evaluating library collections in assigned subject areas; developing and delivering instructional programs; implementing library outreach; participating in library-wide planning and development; and contributing to the library profession.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Initiative, flexibility, creativity, productivity and the ability to work effectively with users and colleagues
  • Evidence of effective communication, public speaking, teaching, writing and analytical skills
  • Well-developed time management and organizational skills
  • Strong technology skills and experience with web-based communication and social media tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital production tools (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Audacity, Camtasia)
  • Extensive knowledge of academic electronic information resources
  • Evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of skill enhancement, scholarship, and professional development
  • Experience providing reference services
  • Teaching experience, including experience in instructional design
  • Evidence of initiative and innovation in delivering library services

Preferred:

  • Experience or coursework in the sciences
  • Experience as a project manager

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum $49,000.  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 November 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 Science Reference Services Librarian, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0256 njustice@odu.edu, (757) 683-4141.

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Analyst, Media Management Group, AMC Networks, New York NY

TITLE: Analyst, Media Management Group (Temporary)

DEPARTMENT: AMC Networks Digital Media


BASIC FUNCTION

This hands-on role supports advanced platform product initiatives for AMC, IFC, SUNDANCE, WE tv, AMC Global Networks and their associated products.

The Analyst, Media Management Group will coordinate the metadata and non-video assets for the syndication of Advanced Platform content to all affiliates across all distribution methods including Digital Set Top Box (DSTB) On Demand, TV Everywhere (TVE), Mobile, EST (Electronic Sell Through), Broadband and other IP platforms and affiliates.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


1. Review incoming schedules and prepare metadata as per industry and specific affiliate and platform specifications.
2. Ingest all metadata and schedule information into department's Asset Management System.
3. QC all content deliverables prior to delivery and in live status mode utilizing all available means (SlingBox, etc).
4. Assist in the implementation of the Metadata Schedule Team's responsibility in disseminating reports, data and other information both internally and externally as needed.
5. Assist Metadata Schedule Team's efforts in supporting Affiliate and Business Unit Marketing groups in Advanced Platform related promotions and initiatives.
6. Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE

This position contributes to assuring all contract obligations are met as to the distribution of advanced platform programming to MSO's, Affiliates and other business partners. In addition, this position contributes to maximizing efficiencies of the workflow procedures of the Metadata Schedule Team resulting in reducing both time and direct expenses and also assuring all transactional and ad sale revenue potentials are maximized.


QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor's Degree in a related field to media or communication. Masters of Library Science or Information Science is a plus.
• Minimum 1 year relevant experience in Information Management or related Advanced Platform programming and distribution management.
• Understanding of Data and Information management.
• Experience with asset management and data storage.
• Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
• Client-services experience.
• Strong written and communication skills.
• Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and a basic understanding of XML & XLS generation.
• Competent and proficient understanding of platforms such as Hulu, Netflix, iTunes and Amazon.
• Second language is a plus.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS

Supervised by: Manager, Advanced Platform Planning & Distribution

Supervises: NA


HOURS

35 hours per week, at least one weekend day required, overtime as needed.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Shrewsbury Public Library, Shrewsbury MA

Qualifications: 

Bachelor's degree required, MLIS preferred (willingness to work toward MLS acceptable.) Experience and skills in technology systems and equipment required. Experience with PC, tablet and LAN maintenance and troubleshooting required. Experience with web design and desktop publishing required. Experience with basic library operations and reference services, including e-books and other library downloadable content, preferred. Experience with the online library environment, specifically Evergreen  preferred. Experience with basic network administration and network cabling preferred. Experience with social media marketing preferred.

 

Must be able to work independently, prioritize, adapt quickly to changing environments, meet established deadlines and embrace changing technologies. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in public service and enthusiasm for working with people of all ages.

 

Duties:

Install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot electronic equipment and systems, including computers, digital projectors, cameras, printers, scanners, barcode readers, tablets, etc.  Diagnose hardware and software problems and implement solutions.  Manage the Local Area Network.  Administer security software and systems on all public and staff computers.  Maintain relationships with many different vendors for software, hardware and database needs. Provide support for library staff applications: Evergreen or similar integrated library systems,  MS Outlook and other email software, MS Office suite, and Adobe Creative Suite CS4.  Provide staff and patron support for a variety of web based applications and proprietary reference databases.  Maintain records of equipment inventory, maintenance and repairs. Evaluate and recommend acquisition of electronic resources, equipment and software. Arrange for service work in coordination with Library Director.  Make recommendations to Library Director for technology development as part of overall budget plan.  Develop and implement technology training programs and documentation for library staff and patrons.  Respond to questions from library patrons and staff with informed advice on technology issues.  Manage publication of library newsletter: including all aspects of production, processing and bulk mailing.  Design and produce other library publications including flyers and advertisements for programs from all library departments. Manage online reference database subscriptions and other electronic services.  Organize content for library portion of town web site, communicating regularly with town web manager (familiarity with HTML is helpful, but not required.)  Serve as Library Coordinator to the Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing (C/W MARS) network.  Keep abreast of library technology developments and their potential impact on library service. May assist with adult programming. Assist at circulation and reference desk on a regular basis. Maintain the library's presence on a variety of social media outlets. Supervise a part-time IT assistant and coordinate their schedule for special technology projects. Assist with a collection of circulating e-readers and devices.

Compensation and Schedule:

This is a Library Associate position, with a salary range: $42,734 - $50,960 and includes benefits. This full-time 37.5 hour position includes a work schedule of one night per week and Saturdays on a rotating basis. The Town of Shrewsbury offers a comprehensive health insurance plan, and a defined benefit pension plan and is an affirmative action, Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Send resume to Ellen M. Dolan at edolan@shrewsburyma.gov . Position open until filled, but applications received by Monday, October 14, 2013 will receive primary consideration.

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Traveling Archivist, Connecticut State Library, Hartford CT

Traveling Archivist:  This is a part-time, grant funded, contracted position based out of the Connecticut State Library. Reporting to the Project Director, the Traveling Archivist is part of a National Historical Publications and Records Commission [NHPRC] SNAP grant project intended to encourage best practices in the management, arrangement, preservation, and access of archival collections held in museums, historical societies, archives and libraries in the state.  The Traveling Archivist will be responsible for conducting half-day site visits throughout the state as well as attending a 3-part workshop series on archival management and arrangement.

 

Key duties and responsibilities:  assist in promoting the Traveling Archivist Program; assist in reviewing applications, selecting participants and arranging site visits; conduct 34 half-day on-site visits to instruct institutional staff and volunteers in archival best practices, including management, arrangement, description, preservation and access; assist in the creation of forms and hand-outs to aid institutions after the site visit to continue to be able to implement the recommendations made by the Traveling Archivist; prepare a written report for each site visit; conduct a three month follow-up via phone/email; and prepare a final summary report on site visits.

 

Qualifications:  bachelors or master's degree in Library/Archival Science, Public History, or other related field; strong knowledge of archival principles and practices; knowledge and familiarity of mid-size and emerging cultural heritage institutions; a working knowledge of the operations of collecting institutions, understanding of collections preservation standards; experience in providing training in archival practices; minimum 3-5 years professional experience required; excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated project management skills; proficient computer skills required (Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel); in-state travel required; must have a car. 

 

The start date is January 1, 2014. The grant funding currently in place is scheduled to end June 30, 2014, although an extension to June 30, 2015 will be sought and is expected. Compensation is $14,000 during the grant period including the extension.  Benefits are not included.

 

Please send/email letter of intent and resume by October 31, 2013 to Project Director, Paul E. Baran, State Archivist, Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT  06106, FAX:  860-757-6542, Phone: 860-757-6511, Paul.Baran@ct.gov.

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Nursing Librarian, Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, Howard University, Washington DC

The Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library at Howard University seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service oriented Nursing Librarian. Under the direction of the Director of Operations, Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, Nursing Librarian is responsible for the provision of information services to LSHSL users with a specific focus on Nursing Faculty, Students and Administrative Staff.

He/She will assess information needs, plan services and evaluate programs for the Division of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. The incumbent is appointed by and serves at the will of the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library Executive Director. Nursing Librarian receives management oversight and direction from the Director of Operations for the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
MLS from an ALA Accredited school of library or information sciences and 2 years ofpr ofessional experience in an academic library environment.


Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not be construed as a contract for employment.


HOW TO APPLY
For more information and to apply, please go to:

https://careers.howard.edu/psp/careers/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBLPage=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=30111&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

We will start accepting applications for this position beginning October 30, 2013

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