November 2013 Archives

Scholarships, Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is pleased to once again offer scholarships to attend the 66th annual Antiques Forum held February 14-18, 2014. While scholarships typically cover registration costs, we are especially excited to again offer housing as a part of this year's award.

 

The program, "New Findings in the Arts of the Coastal South" will gather acclaimed curators, dealers, and museum directors from across the United States to share their most recent findings and insights in the fine and decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries. Scheduled speakers include J. Thomas Savage, Jr., director of museum affairs, Winterthur Museum; Sumpter Priddy, scholar and antiques dealer; Rob Hunter, leading ceramics scholar and editor, American Ceramics; Carol Borchert Cadou, vice president for historic preservation and collections, George Washington's Mount Vernon; and Carter Hudgins, II, director of preservation and education at Charleston's Drayton Hall.

 

For detailed information about this year's upcoming Antiques Forum and to apply online for scholarship, please visit www.history.org/contedPlease note the deadline for submitting materials is FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013.

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Archives Intern, Old Colony Historical Society, Taunton MA

Reporting to the Archivist and Library manager, the Archives Intern will assist in conducting an inventory of archive holdings as part of renewed effort to update record keeping at the Old Colony Historical Society. This internship will involve original cataloging, catalogue updates, assigning and/or updating correct locations to materials, and creating digital records using PastPerfect software. There is also the opportunity to develop finding aids for specific collections. In some cases, work may be needed to gather multiple accessions that belong to one collection, assigning a single collection number for each collection. The intern will have a unique opportunity to gain experience in a 160+ year old historical society and to participate in the development of best practices for archival collections. This is an unpaid internship with flexible scheduling.

About the Old Colony Historical Society:
The Old Colony Historical Society is housed in the historic former Bristol Academy school building built in 1852. It is one of the oldest historical societies in New England, and maintains a museum of more than 12,000 objects, as well as a research and genealogical library, and an extensive archive. The mission of the OCHS is to collect, care for and interpret the history of the Taunton region, collaborating with the community to share meaningful connections between the past, the present and the future. For more information, visit oldcolonyhistoricalsociety.org or call 508-822-1622. Regular hours are Tuesday ‐ Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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Associate Director for Creation and Curation Services, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH

Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) at Case Western Reserve University seeks imaginative, collaborative and dynamic candidates for the position of Associate Director for Creation and Curation Services (AD). With visionary and strategic leadership the AD will lead the Digital Learning and Scholarship Team, which designs KSL's technology-related services and facilitates digital scholarship programs, and the Scholarly Resources and Special Collections Team, which manages the library's rare book, manuscript, and archival collections, and both analog and digital preservation.


CWRU is one of the most comprehensive research universities in the country. The University enrolls over 5,000 undergraduate students and over 6,000 graduate and professional students across a wide range of disciplines. CWRU is located in the University Circle area, a 550-acre, park-like concentration of approximately 50 cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions located at the eastern edge of the city center.


Reporting to the Associate Provost/University Librarian, the AD is a member of the library's senior leadership team and manages human and financial resources for the aforementioned teams. Key strategic opportunities include reimagining the library's services for e-research and digital scholarship, and developing a new vision for special collections in the 21st century. The AD also works with campus and external partners, cultivates potential donors, and is expected to engage in professional endeavors nationally and internationally.


KSL seeks an energetic, creative and collaborative leader who will lead the integration and coordination of the Digital Learning and Special Collections teams to promote the visibility and accessibility of CWRU's scholarly resources. The successful candidate will have a strong background in technology and great respect for the mission of an academic research library. Excellent communication and relationship building skills will be essential to this individual's success. A Master's degree in a relevant discipline, with completion of a second advanced degree is preferred; candidates must have qualifications consistent with appointment at the level of Librarian III or IV.


Please send applications and nominations to:
Andrew Evans and Kristine O'Brien
Brill Neumann Associates
CWRULibraryAssocDir@brillneumann.com


Please visit http://library.case.edu/ksl/ for additional information.

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Processing and Public Services Archivist, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

Description
 

The Processing and Public Services Archivist is responsible for the general management and oversight of collections, accessioning, processing, and reference services for the Archives and Special Collections Division of the Purdue University Libraries.

Qualifications
 
Required:
  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science with completion of graduate course work in archives.
  • Two or more years of work experience working in an archives or special collections environment.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills.
  • Experience arranging and describing a wide variety of types of archival materials.
  • Experience using EAD, DACs, and MARC descriptive and cataloging standards.
  • Familiarity with archival appraisal and accessioning practices.
  • Knowledge of preservation methods for archival materials.
  • Familiarity with issues related to managing electronic records.
  • Experience providing reference services in a library or archives environment.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office.
  • Experience using Archon, Archivists' Toolkit, or similar archives content management system.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to establish and maintain professional and effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, students, donors, and the public.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, team environment.
  • Ability to work efficiently to meet goals and deadlines; familiarity with current trends in archival theory and practice.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the archives profession.
  • Ability to lift and carry 10-25 pounds frequently and 40 pounds occasionally.
Preferred:
  • Experience working with electronic records or born digital manuscript collections, and with digitization and metadata creation for archives and special collections.
Additional Information:
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer.

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College Archivist/Records Manager, Haverford College, Haverford PA

SUMMARY:

The Archivist/Records Manager will develop and implement archival and records management policies and procedures for College in concert with and according to professional standards and best practices. The position is responsible for liaising with representatives from each administrative unit to ensure the proper storage, transfer, retention, and destruction of College records, observing appropriate state and federal laws and College policies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The College Archivist/Records Manager will be responsible for Archival and Records Management policies and procedures including: developing an archival protocol for the College including policies, procedures, and engagement with the archival collections. The position will implement collection development, reference and outreach activities. The demands of this position require proven leadership and vision in archival policies, preservation, acquisition, research, and exhibition display in support of the College's mission. The position has primary responsibility for overseeing the appraisal, accession, description, and preservation of College records of enduring historical value, as well as supporting and promoting their use by campus constituents, including students, faculty, staff, administrative units, alumni, and researchers.

The individual in this position is responsible for the ongoing development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive, campus-wide, records management program according to best practice standards. The incumbent will manage and participate in the process that develops and implements a records management policy, retention schedules, a manual, staff training, and audit compliance; and managing workflow and staff.

The Archivist/Records Manager reports to the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts/Head of the Special Collections Department and acts as the Libraries' liaison with other campus departments, including IITS, the Business Office, and Human Resources regarding records management.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education

Master's degree in library or information science, records management, archives, public history, history, and/or relevant work experience of at least three to five years is required.

Experience and Skills

Minimum of five years of professional experience in archival practices and management of multiple collections of varied type. Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of projects and tasks in a complex and dynamic environment, and to work effectively with all levels of the College community. Strong analytical, communication, and writing skills are essential. Knowledge of best practices in archives and records management theory and practice.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and a c.v to Terry Snyder, Librarian of the College, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford PA 19041 or electronically to tsnyder@haverford.edu. Please no phone calls. Application review begins January 3, 2014.

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Librarian of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University, Farmington CT

Position Focus:

The Lewis Walpole Library is a research center for the study of the eighteenth century. Its collections are centered around Horace Walpole and his times with strong collections of books, manuscripts and prints. Reporting to the Director of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Librarian is responsible for establishing a vision for the Lewis Walpole Library and setting priorities that support both Yale University's teaching and research mission as well as scholarship about eighteenth-century Great Britain. The Librarian oversees all administrative aspects of the Library, including public services, collection development, digital collections, technical services, academic programs, exhibits, personnel management and facilities management. Responsibilities also include playing an active role in the Farmington, Yale University, and international scholarly communities. The Librarian has a generous acquisition budget to acquire books (both modern and antiquarian), manuscripts, prints and other material. The Lewis Walpole Library is committed to building on its already extensive outreach and academic programs including active research fellowship and publication programs, exhibitions, and master classes. 

The Librarian develops and maintains strong ties with the University Library, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and faculty at Yale University. This individual develops and maintains strong relations with the eighteenth-century academic community and works closely with the Lewis Walpole Library Board of Managers, an advisory group established by the will of Wilmarth S. Lewis.


The Librarian oversees a staff of 14 FTEs who acquire, describe, preserve, make accessible, and promote the Lewis Walpole Library's collections as well as maintain the Library's facilities, which include both eighteenth-century buildings and a modern library located on a 14-acre property in Farmington, Connecticut. 

While the position is located in Farmington, Connecticut, the Librarian will regularly attend meetings on the Yale University campus in New Haven. The individual hired must have a car available for regular travel.


Education, Skills and Experience:

Requirements include: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, or a postgraduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline and a minimum of five years of related experience.  Preferred:  Master's or Ph.D. in British literature, history or art history, with a strong focus on the eighteenth century.  Requirements also include demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library; experience managing staff, budgets, and capital projects; strong commitment to collection building and innovative public service programs; proven ability to articulate a vision and lead a special collections library in the twenty-first century with a clear understanding of current trends in special collections librarianship and digital humanities; strong commitment and ability to provide outreach at all levels with well-developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collegially with staff, researchers and colleagues.  A valid driver's license is required.

 

Preferred:   Demonstrated understanding of current trends in scholarship in eighteenth-century British studies; experience developing innovative programs and outreach initiatives, managing historic properties, curating exhibitions and managing a publication program.

 

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.

 

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 around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site atwww.library.yale.edu.

 

The Lewis Walpole Library:

The Lewis Walpole Library is a research library for eighteenth-century studies and the prime source for the study of Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill. Its collections include significant holdings of eighteenth-century British books, manuscripts, prints, drawings and paintings, as well as important examples of the decorative arts. Housed in an historic frame house in Farmington and given to Yale by Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis and Annie Burr Lewis, the Lewis Walpole Library is a department of Yale University Library, open to researchers by appointment.  For additional information on the collections, please visit online at www.library.yale.edu/walpole.

 

Salary and Benefits:

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

 

How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letterresume, and the names and contact information of three professional references, should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 23568BR.  Please reference #23568BR in your cover letter.  Please feel free to contact Janet Adami, Senior Recruiter, Yale University (janet.adami@yale.edu), with any questions.

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Cataloging Volunteer, Paige Memorial Library, Hardwick MA

The Paige Memorial Library in Hardwick, Massachusetts is seeking volunteers to help with a large cataloging and re-organization project.  This is a great opportunity for LIS students to gain hands-on experience working in a small, rural public library. Volunteers will work directly with the library's Director and would take on a variety of tasks, including copy cataloging of new and backlogged items, creating spine labels, making dust-jacket covers, minor book repair, and re-organizing our Children's department. Cataloging and/or library experience are not required.  Transportation from GSLIS West to the library may be arranged upon request. 

 

Requirements:

  • A desire to learn basic copy cataloging skills.
  • A desire to learn how to work with Koha Integrated Library System.
  • A minimum commitment of 10 hours (may be spread over several weeks), though preference will be given to volunteers willing to commit more time.
  • Work must be completed while the library is open (Tuesdays 3 pm - 8 pm, Wednesdays 11 am - 4 pm, Thursdays 1 pm - 7 pm, and Saturdays 9 am - 12 pm).

 

Applicants may submit a brief letter of interest to Katherine Hand at: khand.director@comcast.net

or

PO Box 128

Hardwick, MA 01037

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Web DevOps/Infrastructure Engineer, BioRAFT, Cambridge MA

BioRAFT (www.bioraft.com) is a quickly growing company focused on building an enterprise level web-based application used in university and pharmaceutical research.  We are rapidly hiring and looking to grow our development team with experienced and energetic innovators. 

 

Why work for us?

  • We support a work hard, play hard mentality - we pay well, give great benefits and support your need for a flexible work schedule.
  • There is no dead weight to carry - we run a lean, energetic work environment with all hands on deck.  We are rapidly scaling up our team with only the absolute best candidates.
  • We empower our engineers to make an impact - as an infrastructure engineer you will drive from the front-seat the direction of our server architecture, our technology stack, and infrastructure implementation decisions.

 

Job Description

In this role, you will actively drive the underlying architecture of our flagship product.  Your primary responsibility will be the health and scalability of the BioRAFT servers and infrastructure. This includes all routine management tasks, server configurations, monitoring, and performance optimizations; as well as coordination with our data centers and associated network infrastructure teams. You will also serve as a security specialist to ensure that our customer's data is outrageously well protected. 

 

You will work on interesting automation, optimization and deployment projects to support our core development team.  This includes automating routine development tasks, optimizing development environments, and configuring automated testing and validation processes.  You should be very familiar with software development processes and needs, and comfortable in code.  The ideal candidate will even be able to code review developer changes, optimize MySQL queries, diagnose/solve code performance bottlenecks, and write automated tests. 

 

In short, you should be a smart engineer who takes delight in automating painful tasks, working with development teams to make infrastructure that sings, and banding together with your teammates to deliver killer service to our customers.  It's unlikely you'll ever be bored.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • 7 years of experience in LAMP system administration and security; ideally with exposure to working in both virtualized and physical environments
  • PHP development experience highly desired; ideally with Drupal experience
  • Absolute passion for data and process security
  • Strong understanding of web-architecture; including load balancing, disaster prep, etc
  • Passion for building highly scalable systems in a fast paced, team-oriented and customer-focused environment
  • Ability to check your ego at the door, and participate in clear-headed brainstorming sessions and arguments for the better of the product, not your own self-esteem
  • Good sense of humor with the ability to stay relaxed and have fun
  • Strong attention to detail
  • An individual who is eligible to work in the United States (no outsourced or B2B arrangements will be considered)
  • Willingness to undergo full credit and background checks on an annual basis
  • Excellent with Ruby, Python and Perl and other server-side scripting languages

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Prior experience on large-scale hosted web application project(s)
  • Exposure to automated configuration management tools such as Chef or Puppet would be beneficial.
  • Understanding of Drupal efficiency and optimization techniques is highly desired
  • Understanding of Windows / IIS administration also beneficial.
  • Excellent in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
  • Street smarts and willingness to roll up your sleeves and get dirty to get a job done

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Florence Fearrington Librarian of Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

The Florence Fearrington Librarian provides dynamic leadership for Houghtons collections, programs, and operations. He/she will sustain and expand Houghton's ongoing programs of acquisition, curatorship, service, and outreach. The evolving roles of digital technologies in scholarship and creative expression particularly invite innovative responses that may engage special collections staff, colleagues, and peers throughout and beyond the University. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead in planning and action to fulfill the expanding role of Houghtons services and collections in a user-focused environment that combines resources in both traditional and digital formats, within a coherent framework of Library-wide programs and priorities.

Serve as Houghton Librarys principal spokesperson, ambassador, and advocate.

Develop strong relationships with faculty, researchers, donors, funding agencies, and cultural heritage programs and repositories throughout and beyond the University.

 

Qualifications: Education/experience: Deep familiarity with rare books,
archives, and/or special collections as evidenced by a Ph.D. or comparable research experience.

A record of scholarly engagement through teaching, publication, and/or presentations.

Training in librarianship, archival science, or related fields preferred.

At least 5 years as a special collections manager in a large research library or specialized cultural heritage organization.

For full details on this position and to apply, please click on the link below. Then click on Search/Apply for jobs and search for req 31186BR

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/vzj9c7n

 

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Friends/Trustees Information Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Boston MA

Would you like the opportunity to work with a team dedicated to strengthening library services in Massachusetts? The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners has an opening for Friends/ Trustees/Information Specialist. The position provides information and advisory assistance to public library trustees, librarians, municipal officials, Friends organizations, and other interested individuals on matters relating to the administration, maintenance, and development of public library services; and presents programs and trainings for trustees and friends statewide. The position assists in the coordination and implementation of the MBLC's Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) program. The position is responsible for the provision of library reference services to agency staff, and the library community and manages the Agency's Professional Library.

Qualifications: 4 years of full-time or equivalent part-time professional experience in a public library.  Preferred qualifications are a MLS; ability to communicate effectively, to write concisely and to express thoughts
clearly, ability to work effectively in groups and establishliaisons with other organizations, and knowledge of libraries and library systems and their programs and services.

 

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Technology Integration Assistant, Acton Public Schools, Acton MA

Technology Integration Assistant (P/T- 19 hours per week) - Apply online HERE

Salary: Grade 16 (Support Staff Manual)

Description:  The primary focus of this position is to assist teachers in their implementation of technology in the classroom.  This assistance can be given in many ways, including direct classroom instruction to students, direct instruction to the teachers for web 2.0 educational tools. This also includes first-tier  hardware and software troubleshooting.  The secondary focus of this position is to facilitate and support district-wide technology initiatives that provoke innovative learning.


Technology Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of Google apps including Gmail, Drive (docs, forms, spreadsheets, presentation)  and Sites

  • Strong knowledge of Web 2.0 classroom tools such as wikis, blogs, twitter etc.

  • Working knowledge of classroom tech peripherals including Smartboards, Ladibug  document cameras, and printers

  • Working knowledge of Chromebooks

  • Working knowledge of iPads and educational based apps.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and other basic productivity tools


Personal/Professional Qualifications

  • Aptitude in working with people of all technical abilities is a MUST

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Able to learn technology quickly and independently

  • Must be outgoing and friendly

  • Being a self-starter is important, but also must be able to work collaboratively

  • Prior technology integration experience a bonus, but not required

  • Familiarity with curriculum and technology standards a bonus, but not required

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Part-Time Substitute Librarian, Children's Department, Beverly Public Library, Beverly MA

Part-Time Substitute Librarian - Beverly Public Library, Children's
Department: This is a part-time fill-in position. Ten hours per week,
Monday 9AM-1PM, Tuesday 3PM-9PM. Works under the general direction of the Head of the Children's Department. Responsible for working at a public service desk, providing reference service, checking out books, placing holds, and offering reader's advisory service. Must work well
independently as well as part of a team.

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

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

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

Closing Date: until filled.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2014 ACRL/NEC Annual Conference

The Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC - http://www.acrlnec.org/) invites you to submit a proposal to present at our 2014 Annual Conference. This event entitled "We're All in This Together: Strengthening Librarians Through Professional Development" will be held Friday, May 9, 2014 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

The job of an academic librarian involves supporting students and faculty in their varied academic pursuits.  Our focus is on their needs; but to be successful, we must also focus on our needs.  We best serve our constituents by being the best librarians we can be, but prioritizing and planning for our own professional development and growth is not always easy.  How do we accomplish this? How can we stay current with new technologies, innovations, and ways of thinking? 

We are seeking innovative thinkers and doers to offer presentations, panel discussions, interactive sessions, posters, and "show-and-tell" booths, in order to share creative ideas and initiatives on professional development issues, such as how to better connect library school students and new graduates with mentors within the profession; how to manage, communicate and adapt in a diverse work environment; how to get published; and how to become library leaders.


To submit a proposal, follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/ACRL-2014-proposals


The deadline for proposal submission is midnight on Friday, December 6, 2013.

 

Questions should be directed to Lisa Palmer (Lisa.palmer@umassmed.edu), Alan Witt (awitt@rivier.edu), or Nancy O'Sullivan (naosullivan@assumption.edu). 

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Technical Services Librarian (part-time), Saugus Public Library, Saugus MA

Duties/Description: Applications are being accepted for the position of
Technical Services librarian at 25 hrs/week. Oversees and partipates in the cataloging of all library materials. Maintains library catalog in conjuction with NOBLE network staff. Establishes and maintains library-wide consistency
in cataloging. Supervises acquisitions and maintains records. Plans for system upgrades/changes and develops staff training. Represents Saugus Public Library at technical services-related meetings.

Qualifications: Must have Masters Degree in Library Science from ALA
accredited institution, as well as 4 years experience in networked public library and 2 years cataloging and supervisory experience. Experience with open-source platform, specifically Evergreen, very desirable. Reference experience also desirable.

Must be able to work mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends as needed.

Salary: $20.19 per hour

Closing Date: December 6, 2013

Please submit application and resume to Human Resources office, located on the lower level of Saugus Town Hall, or by email to ktyler@saugus-ma-gov or by mail to Town of Saugus, Human Resources, 298 Central Street, Saugus MA 01906

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Head Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

The Worcester Public Library, one of New England's largest libraries, is a division of the City of Worcester's Office of the City Manager.  The Library's twelve-member Board of Directors appoints and oversees the Head Librarian of the Worcester Public Library.  The Head Librarian is responsible for overall leadership and direction for the Library and planning, organizing, directing and coordinating all activities of the Worcester Public Library.

 

Essential Job Functions:

Leadership

  • Provides insight and opportunity as City Department Head in all matters of public library access, function, facility and service
  • Provides the Board of Directors with timely and professional counsel and caution, assuring a dynamic and responsive public library
  • Influences staff with inspiration, opportunity, expectation and motivation, assuring a high performance and service driven community service
  • Participates in legislation, professional organizations and other public arenas

 

Management

  • Administers approved budgets; both City and trust funds
  • Supervises all staff including plans for expansion, reduction and organization responses
  • Assures timely and appropriate communication to Boards, Volunteers, City Offices, Private and Public entities, and staff concerning library well-being and reporting requirements
  • Plans for and oversees public library facilities, including mobile and branch sites; including redeployment, shared use, appearance, functionality, safety and service

 

Financial

  • Prepares the annual Library budget for City and State funds according to the strategic plan and directives provided by the City of Worcester's Office of Administration and Finance for presentation to the Board of Directors and the City Council
  • Prepares the annual fund budget for Library trust funds for approval by the Board of Directors' Committee on Finance.  Presents monthly reports to the Committee on Finance and responds to informational requests of the Committee and Board members.
  • Pursues City or other funding sources to meet strategic plan goals with direction from the Board of Directors
  • Administers approved annual budgets; monitors receipts and expenditures; oversees grants

 

Policy, Research and Administration

  • Assures talent and organization planning to meet strategic and community goals, including deployment, facilities' use and operation and overall Library administration
  • Develops and implements service programs consistent with the Strategic Plan and the purposes of the Library.
  • Recommends adoption of policies to the Board of Directors
  • Informs the Board of Directors of changes in State and federal regulations and local political concerns affecting Library operations and articulates Library impact
  • Maintains partnerships with Library consortia to sustain and expand resources and services
  • Remains knowledgeable of library trends
  • Attends professional meetings
  • Maintains memberships in professional associations

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master's in Library Science (MLS/MLIS) or equivalent and/or Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners approved Library School.
  • Experience in library work including supervisory experience; certificate of professional librarianship issued by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and communicate library goals.
  • Demonstrated professional experience with talent and organization management in an urban setting.
  • Demonstrated experience working with groups, such as the Board of Directors, Library Foundation, Friends of the Library, volunteers and other key community groups and stake holders for the purpose of achieving Library goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively as a municipal department head.
  • Experience with a diverse population with multiple inclinations.
  • Demonstrates responsible and responsive service to staff and patrons.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written English skills.
  • Provision of testament to effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstration of effective mentoring for staff, for the development and maintenance of high functioning teams, and for individual staff development and performance management.
  • Strong experience in fiscal management and investment protocols.
  • Demonstrated experience with or extensive knowledge about development and vision for libraries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in library management and services, including technology.
  • Demonstrates experience with planning and implementation.
  • Ability to present a positive image for the library as a community leader and in professional activities.
  • Supports intellectual freedom and the ALA code of ethics.
  • Must be able to travel in a timely manner to meetings, branches, and other City offices.

 

The statements here are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work performed by the Head Librarian and are not to be considered an exhaustive list of skills and abilities that may be required to perform this job.

 

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of

Librarianship" as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and as

an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its

workforce reflect the community.

 

 

To apply, please visit:  www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume, cover letter and writing sample on or before Monday, December 16, 2013 to:  City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA  01608.  EOE/AA employer.  Position will remain open until filled.

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Video Archive Intern, Somerville Community Access Television, Somerville MA

Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV) is a membership-based, non-profitorganization operating a public access cable television channel. It provides training, equipment and facilities to community members for the production and distribution of community oriented
television programs.


SCATV has a collection of video programs going back to 1985 on ¾" cassettes, SVHS, miniDV, and DVD. The programs are a valuable record of the beginning of cable TV, Somerville history, video art, local and national politics, arts, and culture.


Job Title: Video Archive Intern

Supervised by: SCATV Executive Director

Hours per week: 10 hours/week

Job grade level: Intern, Unpaid. College Credit optional


Job Description Summary: Intern will work with the Executive Director to migrate analog video programs to digital files on hard drives, organize and update the metadata, upload files to a Web archive site for universal access to the material. The collection consists of approximately 600
programs.


This project offers the intern a unique opportunity to work with a complete video archive.


General Job Requirements: Working knowledge of video archiving techniques, digital video formats, and database management. Good organizational skills, and attention to detail.


Education and/or Experience: In college or graduate school, or post college.


Language Skills: English.


To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Wendy Blom, Executive Director, SCATV, 90 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143 or
director@SCATVsomervile.org

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Director, John Joseph Moakley Law Library and Information Resources, Suffolk University, Boston MA

Suffolk University Law School, a large, student-centered, private law school located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, seeks applications for the position of Director of the John Joseph Moakley Law Library and Information Resources.

The Law School invites applications for a full-time Director position in the law library, beginning as soon as the position can be filled.   We seek an experienced, visionary leader who can shape and execute strategies for the future development of the law library - combining traditional resources with innovative information technologies. 
 
The Director of Law Library and Information Resources is a year-round faculty position, with an initial three-year appointment and subsequent eligibility for appointment to a five-year renewable contract.
 
Suffolk University Law Library is part of a large and vibrant private law school in Boston, with over 90 full time faculty and approximately 150 adjunct professors serving over 1,500 day and evening students.  The Law School's innovative Legal Practice Skills Program for first year law students is ranked 5th in the country for 2014.  Academic concentrations in areas of both traditional and emerging fields include Business Law and Financial Services, Health and Biomedical Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Labor and Employment Law, Trial and Appellate Advocacy, and Legal Technology and Innovation.  The Law School's clinical program, ranked in the U.S News Top 25 for six years, offers students opportunities in 13 areas of focus, and students have access to numerous internship experiences.


The Law School occupies a state-of-the-art building located near Boston Common in the heart of the city.  The Law School's legal technology program, including its Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation, recently ranked among the top 13 in the United States.
 
The Law Library occupies the top floors of the law school building, is fully wired and uses the Innovative Interfaces Incorporated  automated library system.  The Law Library currently has a full-time staff of 16, including 6 professional librarians.  The Academic Technology group has a staff of 9, comprising Student Computer Law and Services, Technical Services, Instructional Technology, and Web Services.  The Law Library and Academic Technology staffs are service-oriented and vigorously participate in the educational life of the Law School.
 
Principal Responsibilities:

The Director of Law Library and Information Resources is responsible for the direction and oversight of the John Joseph Moakley Law Library and the Academic Technology Department of Suffolk University Law School.  

This position involves integrating the two functions into a cohesive organization to ensure active collaboration, leverage strengths, and promote communication. The Director of Law Library and Information Resources will oversee the Law Library administration, including: the selection, management, and development of staff; collection development; library services; budget administration; and policy and space planning. In addition, the Director works closely with the Director of Academic Technology to oversee academic technology and related services in the Law School including web-based, desktop, and classroom and computing laboratory resources.
 
 Requirements:

  •  J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school.
  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated, progressive, and successful experience in law library administration; as well as significant experience successfully managing a staff.
  • Evident passion for incorporating academic technology and social media into instructional, research, and collaborative training and activities.  Experience developing, or assisting others in developing, online courses preferred.
  • Experience leading and managing academic technology staff or projects.
  • Ability to attract, retain, and develop a forward-looking team of library and academic technology staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to bring vision, strategic thinking, and coherent planning as a leader and manager in academic organizations.
  • Strong commitment to supporting the research and scholarly needs of the faculty, students, and Suffolk University Law School community.
  • Strong communication, teaching and presentation skills.
  • Ability to build relationships and partnerships at all levels of the University, Law School, and the larger academic and legal communities.

To learn more about Suffolk University Law School, please visit http://www.suffolk.edu/law

To learn more about the Law Library, see http://www.suffolk.edu/law/library.php; for Academic Technology, see http://www.suffolk.edu/law/acadtech


Application Procedure:  Apply online and include your cover letter, résumé  and a list of three references with contact information.


Questions about the position may be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee:  Renée M. Landers, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Health and Biomedical Law Concentration rlanders@suffolk.edu. A review of applications will begin on December 20, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Initial interviews with the Search Committee will begin the week of January 6, 2014 via Skype or in person.

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/2vmy68t 

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Request for Award Nominations, Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section

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.eduso that NAHRS can recognize this milestone.

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Applications for 2014 Conference Awards, North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)

The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is pleased to announce the beginning of the application cycle for its 2014 grants, awards, and scholarships to be awarded at the 2014 Annual Conference being held in Fort Worth, Texas, May 1-4, 2014.  Established in 1985, NASIG is an international organization committed to promoting communication and
sharing of ideas among all people working with or concerned about serial publications.  More information about NASIG is available at www.nasig.org.

Professional/Para-professional Awards

Serials Specialist Award
Awards for promising paraprofessionals, covering cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America. For more details, please visit the following page: http://www.nasig.org/serials_specialist_award

Marcia Tuttle International Award
A $3,000 grant for an individual working in the serials information chain to fund appropriate activities in fostering international communication and education. For more details, please visit the following page:
http://www.nasig.org/marcia_tuttle_award

Horizon Award
Awards for promising new serials professionals, covering cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America.  Recipients will also be invited to serve on a NASIG committee.
For more details, please visit the following page:  http://www.nasig.org/horizon_award


Rose Robischon Scholarship
A scholarship awarded to a serials professional lacking funds for travel. The scholarship covers the cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America. For more details, please visit the following page: http://www.nasig.org/rose_robischon_scholarahip


Student Awards

John Riddick Student Grant
Grants for qualifying students to attend the NASIG annual conference, covering cost of registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America. For more details, please visit the following page:
http://www.nasig.org/john_riddick_studnet_grant

Fritz Schwartz Education Scholarship
A $3,000 scholarship and conference travel grant for a graduate student demonstrating excellence in scholarship and the potential for accomplishments in a serials career. For more details, please visit the following page: http://www.nasig.org/fritz_schwartz_scholarship

The application deadline for the awards listed above is January 27, 2014.
For details about the awards offered by NASIG, please visit
http://www.nasig.org


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Volunteer Archiving Intern Position, Laboratory of Adult Development, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA

Volunteer Archiving Intern Position
The Laboratory of Adult Development
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Waldinger, M.D.

Position Description:
The Study of Adult Development is one of the longest and richest longitudinal studies of human development ever conducted. For more than 70 years, two groups of men have been studied from adolescence into late life to identify the predictors of healthy aging. This study has allowed us to examine psychological traits, social factors, and biological processes that characterize adolescents and forty-year-olds who evolve into vigorous and engaged octogenarians.


The study has created an unprecedented database of life histories with which to view the dynamic character of the aging process. To date, it has been a resource for over 150 scholars and scientists studying topics ranging from the influence of maternal warmth on young adult physical health, to the effects of combat exposure on social functioning, to the relationship between early life adversity and late life cognitive functioning.


The study is made up of two groups,

  • The Harvard cohort, known as the "Grant Study," is a group of 268 Harvard graduates from the classes of 1939-1944.
  • The Inner-City cohort, known as the "Glueck Study," is a group of 456 men who grew up in the inner-city neighborhoods of Boston, originally selected for a study by Harvard Law School professor Sheldon Glueck between 1940 and 1945.

Position Description:

Recently, our lab has undertaken a project to completely archive all study data in electronic format in order to preserve this one-of-a-kind data set and make it more widely available as a resource for scholars of human development. We are looking for volunteer interns to assist us in preparing the records for scanning. Duties include document labeling, ordering, and organizing, and inventory creation.


Commitment is for 8 hours per week (two 4 hour shifts) for the winter and summer, with a start date in January. Days and hours are flexible. Candidates should possess excellent organizational skills and the capacity to work independently. This is a wonderful opportunity for students with an interest in archiving, library work, history, historical research, and/or preservation. Our lab is happy to work with the intern to provide course credit, future recommendations, etc. Interns will also be encouraged and
invited to participate in weekly lab meetings.


If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to: Laura Distel, Project Coordinator, LDISTEL@partners.org

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Boston TV News Digital Library Internship, WGBH Media Library & Archives, Boston MA

WGBH is public service media for New England--on TV, radio, the Web, and out in the community. We're the single largest producer of PBS prime time and online programming, and a major source of programs heard on public radio from coast to coast. We're a pioneer in educational multimedia and in media access technologies for people with hearing or vision loss.

 

Department Description:

 

The WGBH Media Library & Archives manages all physical and digital media and paper records, including materials that need to be retained for production, legal, fiscal, historical or administrative purposes, for the WGBH Educational Foundation. The WGBH Archives currently house more than 750,000 items including video, audio and film master materials, many containing active as well as historical and archival materials. The MLA also manages all aspects of film research: cataloging, tracking, and organizing the stock and originally shot footage and images that go into our productions. The MLA negotiates and administers discount stock footage deals with major footage archives, and licenses WGBH stock footage to outside clients. Our web sites provide glimpses into the work and projects of the WGBH Media Library & Archives:

http://openvault.wgbh.org

http://footagesales.wgbh.org

http://bostonlocaltv.org

http://americanarchiveinventory.org

 

 

Project Description:

 

The IMLS and CLIR funded Boston TV News Digital Library is a partnership between WGBH, the Boston Public Library, Northeast Historic Film, and Cambridge Community Television. The main goal of the project is to provide online streaming access to archival news stories and original footage, as well as full text access to the entire catalog of four local Boston area stations.  The collections span 1960-2000s and originate on both film and videotape. Our website is www.bostonlocaltv.org

 

 

Internship Description:

 

The WGBH Media Library & Archives has an opportunity for a graduate student in library science, media studies, or related fields to work in a film and media archive. Come discover Boston from a new perspective, learn about television news broadcasting practices, and help us preserve this important part of history.

 

The main tasks of the intern will be to view and describe news stories, capturing metadata in our database. They will also research and write blog posts giving context to some of the footage, and possibly enter metadata into the digital asset management system, which is used to preserve the digital files and prepare them for the web.


The intern may have the opportunity to work on other MLA projects as priority dictates.

 

Skills Preferred:

 

Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers

Attention to detail

Writing ability

Internet savvy, with good web and library search skills

Data entry

Familiarity with databases, specifically Filemaker, is helpful, but not required

 

WGBH Internship Requirements:

1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university

2. Internships are unpaid.

3. Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.

 

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by email to:

 

Sadie Roosa: sadie_roosa@wgbh.org

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American Archive Project Internship, WGBH Media Library & Archives, Boston MA

 

WGBH is public service media for New England--on TV, radio, the Web, and out in the community. We're the single largest producer of PBS prime time and online programming, and a major source of programs heard on public radio from coast to coast. We're a pioneer in educational multimedia and in media access technologies for people with hearing or vision loss.

 

Department Description:

 

The WGBH Media Library & Archives manages all physical and digital media and paper records, including materials that need to be retained for production, legal, fiscal, historical or administrative purposes, for the WGBH Educational Foundation. The WGBH Archives currently house more than 750,000 items including video, audio and film master materials, many containing active as well as historical and archival materials. The MLA also manages all aspects of film research: cataloging, tracking, and organizing the stock and originally shot footage and images that go into our productions. The MLA negotiates and administers discount stock footage deals with major footage archives, and licenses WGBH stock footage to outside clients. Our web sites provide glimpses into the work and projects of the WGBH Media Library & Archives:

http://openvault.wgbh.org

http://footagesales.wgbh.org

http://bostonlocaltv.org

http://americanarchiveinventory.org

 

Project Description:

 

An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - will be permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH Boston as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

 

In 2007, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, 40,000 hours of that content is being digitized and is slated for transfer and long-term preservation through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH, with funding support from CPB.

 

Over the next two years, WGBH will be responsible for:

 

  • Growing the collection and enhancing metadata
  • Re-engaging the PBCore community in its further development as a standard for media materials, and encouraging its use by public media stations
  • Creating resources and training opportunities for participating organizations
  • Building the American Archive website
  • Developing strategy and identifying opportunities for long-term sustainability
  • Project promotion and outreach

 

Internship Description:

 

The WGBH Media Library & Archives has an opportunity for a graduate student in library science, computer science, linguistics or related fields to work in a film and media archive. Come and help us preserve the history of public television and radio! Help us make it accessible to the American public and for future generations!

 

The American Archive project intern will work with the Project Manager on the American Archive project funded by the Corporation For Public Broadcasting. The goal of the project is a comprehensive archive of radio and television programming, ensuring its collection, management and preservation. Interns will assist with the editing, enhancement, and normalization of records for the digitized media. This is an excellent opportunity to learn moving image cataloging, the PBCore metadata schema (pbcore.org), and data normalization.

The intern will have the opportunity to work on other MLA projects as priority dictates.

 

Skills Preferred:

 

Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.

Attention to detail and precise work extremely important.

Internet savvy, with good web and library search skills.

Previous coursework in cataloging helpful.

Knowledge of XML helpful.

Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices also helpful.

 

WGBH Internship Requirements:

1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university

2. Internships are unpaid.

3. Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.

 

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by email to:

 

Casey Davis: casey_davis@wgbh.org

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Science Librarian, Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA

Science Librarian for the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing
Librarian I or II for two year grant funded project (continuation of appointment contingent on funding)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks an enthusiastic Science Librarian for the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing who will help support new initiatives at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. The successful candidate will join a team of librarians seeking innovative ways to engage and work with campus researchers. As the largest public academic research library in Massachusetts, we are a key partner in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth. By combining the latest information technology with excellent public service, the staff builds and maintains a rich information environment, facilitates access to it, and creates a place that functions as a hub of campus and community scholarly activity. The Science Librarian for the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing will design and maintain a digital library for nanomanufacturing (InterNano), progressively advance the project and develop InterNano, keep on the leading edge of InterNano utility, and serve as primary planner of Nanoinformatics workshops under a National Science Foundation grant.


QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
2. Familiarity with digital library and scholarly communication software, tools, and trends.
3. Working knowledge of library metadata standards such as Dublin Core.
4. Demonstrated successful project management experience, managing a project from inception to completion.
5. Ability to organize work, to develop effective work processes, assess work priorities, and work independently.
6. Demonstrated high level of written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly in presentations.
7. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to foster a collegial work environment that encourages change and innovation. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a complex and rapidly-changing environment.
8. Ability to work a schedule which includes occasional evening and weekend hours required.
9. Educational background in the sciences and/or engineering; experience working in an academic or special library; familiarity with emerging scientific fields, including nanotechnology; supervisory, management and leadership skills and experience preferred.
10. Working knowledge of software such as Drupal, Joomla!, EPrints, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
11. Demonstrated successful experience in Web design and management preferred.

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH ADVERTISED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

APPLICATIONS: Preference will be given to applications received by December 6, 2013. Please apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=42507.

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

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Coordinator of Digital Curriculum Reserve and Media, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks candidates for the position of Coordinator of Digital Curriculum Reserve and Media. As the largest public academic research library in Massachusetts, we are a key partner in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth. By combining the latest information technology with excellent public service, the staff builds and maintains a rich information environment, facilitates access to it, and creates a place that functions as a hub of campus and community scholarly activity. The Coordinator of Digital Curriculum Reserve and Media will supervise and direct the ongoing activities of the subunit and promote the transformation of print/hard copy based services and processes to digitally delivered curriculum support. Coordinate staff schedules and assignments, interpret policies and procedures, resolve problems, manage copyright permissions and maintain user satisfaction in the Circulation/Reserves unit of the Access Services Department.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor's Degree in related field and a minimum one year of library experience.
2. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite products and Adobe Acrobat.
3. Demonstrated supervisory leadership skills and experience evaluating and mentoring employees.
4. Ability to foster a collegial work environment that encourages change and innovation. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, collegially, cooperatively and collaboratively in planning, organizing and supervising the work of others.
5. Ability to analyze work processes and plan for applications of technology; and ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment.
6. Ability and willingness to lead in an ever changing work environment.
7. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
8. Familiarity with library automated systems preferably Ex Libris' Aleph and Atlas' ARES E-Reserves system, preferred.
9. Familiarity with academic Learning Management Systems such as Moodle.
10. Familiarity with Web content management systems such as Silverstripe.
11. Familiarity with screen casting software (such as Camtasia) and principles of video tutorial design preferred.

12. Familiarity with the concepts, applications and best practices of academic fair use for class curriculum support.
13. Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language preferred.

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


Hiring Salary Range: $37,300-$46,700; Normal Starting Salary Range: $37,300 - 42,000.

APPLICATIONS: Preference will be given to applications received by December 6, 2013. Applications must be submitted electronically at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=44443. Please submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references (who will not be contacted without permission).

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Call for Submissions, Simmons Graduate Symposium 2014: Moving Forward: Transforming the Way We Think

GSLIS is hosting its 3rd annual Graduate Symposium and we need you to submit your
research/presentation proposals! This event is open to ALL graduate students and ALL graduate programs.

Moving Forward: Transforming the Way We Think


Call for Papers for Simmons Graduate Symposium

Simmons GSLIS Graduate Symposium is dedicated to providing a way for graduate students to experience presenting their research at a professional level symposium. We are currently accepting submissions for the 2014 Simmons Graduate Symposium. Although this Symposium is sponsored and presented by GSLIS, all graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals.

Proposal Submission Guidelines

Eligibility:

Any graduate student in any program at Simmons College

Proposal:

The proposal committee is asking for 250 words summarizing the topic of your research, its intended direction/scope, and your argument.

Please use a standardized style manual to format your document

Needs to be original research, though you may use a paper from a class or your thesis paper

Please consider that you will need to present this at the Symposium

Submissions:

Submissions must be made electronically as an attachment

Approved file format types: PDF, .doc, and .docx

Review Process and Selection

All abstracts will be reviewed by a committee of your fellow graduate students.

Support:

Those who are approved will receive a packet of information regarding expectations, paper guidelines, tips for presenting, etc.

A list of professors willing to provide guidance to Symposium participants will also be made available post approval.

Important Dates:

Proposal Deadline: Friday, 20 December 2013

Approval Notification: Thursday, 31 January 2013

Conference Date: Saturday, 5 April 2014

Contact:

Please submit your proposals and any questions/concerns regarding proposal submissions to:

Giselle Delotch - delotch@simmons.edu

Please ensure that your subject line reads:

SYMPOSIUM PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

or SYMPOSIUM PROPOSAL QUESTION

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Head, Metadata and Digitization, Health Sciences Library, LSU Health Shreveport, Shreveport LA

Position: Head, Metadata and Digitization, Health Sciences Library
Salary Range: Negotiable
Location: LSU Health Shreveport, Shreveport, LA
Posting Closes 12/17/2013 at 11:59 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications:
Professional degree from an ALA accredited library school; an understanding of general library procedures; basic understanding of computer applications in a library environment; knowledge of database management, spreadsheet, and word processing programs; a minimum of 5 years experience with metadata creation and archival maintenance. Minimum of 2 years experience in an administrative or supervisory level position in a library preferred.  Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on a team-oriented, collaborative environment, problem solving ability, excellent microcomputer skills, and ability to work effectively with colleagues, students, faculty and staff.

Must have knowledge of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd revision; Resource Description and Access (RDA); the National Library of Medicine Classification system; Medical Subject Headings (MeSH); Describing Archives: A Content Standard; and Dublin Core. Experience using an integrated library system and OCLC. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging in various formats, of metadata creation and best practices and standards. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat PDF software, and ContentDM.

Job Summary:
The person in this position serves as the Head of Metadata and Digitization. Responsibilities include using knowledge of classification systems, subject thesauri, and cataloging rules to catalog print and electronic materials in the library. The person in this position establishes policies and procedures for the section, sets priorities and workflow for the section, supervises 2 FTE, and establishes bibliographic control for all library materials. Additionally, this person is responsible for development and maintenance of the LSUHSC-S Archives as well as the History of Medicine Collection, including content development of the library's web pages associated with historical collections. The incumbent also establishes procedures and workflows for digital initiatives of the library. Other duties include creating original exhibits and securing traveling exhibits. Duties associated with the archives include creation of finding aids, organizing the materials, coordinating donor relations, and selecting materials appropriate for scanning into digital collections which can be accessed online. The person in this position must provide statistical information for various required reports and for holdings information.

Applicants should submit CV and three letters of reference to the Faculty Staffing Office at LSUHSC-Shreveport via email to: ShvFacultyRecruitment@lsuhsc.edu  or by mail to the address below.

LSU Health Sciences Center - Shreveport
Department of Human Resource Management
Attn: Faculty Recruitment
1501 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

New York University Libraries:

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

Salary/Benefits:

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

To Apply:

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

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Call for Papers, Indiana Bloomington Conference: "Oh, the Things You'll Learn: Discovery in the Archives"

"Oh, the Things You'll Learn: Discovery in the Archives"

 

A Conference for Students and Beginning Professionals on Archives, Rare Books, and Special Collections

March 8, 2014 in Bloomington, Indiana

Indiana University's student chapter of the Society of American Archivists is proud to announce our sixth conference for students and beginning professionals to be held Saturday, March 8th through Sunday, March 9th, 2014 in Bloomington, Indiana.

 

If you are a graduate student in a library science, archives, or rare books program or have entered the profession within the previous three years, we invite you to submit your papers on topics related to archives, rare books, or special collections for presentation at the conference.  The conference theme "Oh, the Things You'll Learn: Discovery in the Archives" can be interpreted broadly; we welcome papers on diverse topics within the field. Each presenter will have approximately 20 to 25 minutes to speak, with ample time left for questions and answers.  In addition to presentations, the two-day conference will include workshops and tours of Indiana University special collections and repositories.

 

To be considered as a presenter, please submit your paper, or an abstract of 150-200 words and a working title, to saa.iub@gmail.com by Friday, December 20, 2013. Along with your paper or abstract, include your name, email address, institutional affiliation, and any audio/visual needs. The papers will be discussed and voted on in a blind judging process, and you will receive an acceptance or rejection by mid-January. If you have only submitted an abstract, your acceptance will be conditional. You will be required to submit the completed paper by mid-February to have your acceptance finalized.

 

If your paper is accepted, you will be sent a more detailed registration form. At that time, you will also be asked to submit a registration fee of $30 to cover the meals provided during the conference. Additional details regarding meals, accommodations available in Bloomington, and other logistics will also be provided at that time.  For more information about past conferences, please visit http://saaiu.wordpress.com/category/conference/.

 

Feel free to direct any questions you may have to Jessica Lopez, Indiana University SAA-SC Academic Conference Chair, at saa.iub@gmail.com.

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Engineering and Physical Sciences Librarian, Oakland University, Rochester MI

The successful candidate will focus on subject-based library instruction, outreach, and research partnerships with the OU School of Engineering and Computer Science, which includes the departments of computer science and engineering, electrical and computer engineering, industrial and systems engineering, and mechanical engineering. The candidate will also provide support for the OU College of Arts and Sciences' departments of chemistry, physics, and mathematics and statistics. With a background in engineering or physical sciences, the candidate will be able to actively support assigned departments in research and grant activities, and may assist in supporting the data management plan requirements for projects within assigned areas. The candidate will serve as an active member of the Library Faculty, contributing to the Library's public services programs and initiatives, and will be a leader in current and emerging trends in data science, scholarly communication, and science librarianship, who will possess the ability to apply new technologies to a broad range of library applications and instruction modalities.

Rank, salary, benefits, for both positions: This is a tenure-track, eight-month, bargaining-unit faculty appointment. Attainment of tenure is dependent upon job performance, scholarship, and service. Appointment may be made at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level; professional rank and salary will be determined by credentials and experience. Oakland University offers excellent fringe benefits including TIAA/CREF and Fidelity retirement plans.

General Information: Oakland University is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral research institution that is dedicated to delivering a distinctive undergraduate experience to more than 20,000 students, complemented by the strength of its graduate offerings and research accomplishments. The university offers an array of academic and professional programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels, and welcomed the charter class of the privately-funded Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in August 2011. The university is located in Oakland County, which features beautiful state parks and vibrant urban communities. It is located northwest of Detroit in the Rochester area, recently ranked by CNN/Money as one of the 100 best places to live in the U.S., and features a campus that includes 1,441 acres of wooded hills and meadows. For more information, see the Oakland University web site athttp://www.oakland.edu.


For more information and to submit applications for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Librarian position, please visit:  https://academicjobs.oakland.edu/postings/843

All inquiries should be directed to: Kristine Condic, Search Committee Chair, Oakland University, Email:salomon@oakland.edu.  Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Oakland University is an equal opportunity employer.

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Business and Informatics Librarian, Oakland University, Rochester MI

The successful candidate will focus on subject-based library instruction, outreach, and research partnerships with the OU School of Business Administration, which includes the departments of accounting and finance, decision and information science, economics, and management and marketing. Working in the Library's highly collaborative and team-based environment, this position will have a strong focus on the human use of computing across disciplines, and will participate in the development of e-research tools, computer-based applications, and data support services for the Library, the School of Business Administration, and other collaborative research initiatives within the University. The candidate will serve as an active member of the Library Faculty, contributing to the Library's public services programs and initiatives, and will be a leader in current and emerging trends in business and informatics research and scholarly communication, working closely with other subject librarians to incorporate support for data management and preservation into library services.

Rank, salary, benefits, for both positions: This is a tenure-track, eight-month, bargaining-unit faculty appointment. Attainment of tenure is dependent upon job performance, scholarship, and service. Appointment may be made at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level; professional rank and salary will be determined by credentials and experience. Oakland University offers excellent fringe benefits including TIAA/CREF and Fidelity retirement plans.

General Information: Oakland University is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral research institution that is dedicated to delivering a distinctive undergraduate experience to more than 20,000 students, complemented by the strength of its graduate offerings and research accomplishments. The university offers an array of academic and professional programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels, and welcomed the charter class of the privately-funded Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in August 2011. The university is located in Oakland County, which features beautiful state parks and vibrant urban communities. It is located northwest of Detroit in the Rochester area, recently ranked by CNN/Money as one of the 100 best places to live in the U.S., and features a campus that includes 1,441 acres of wooded hills and meadows. For more information, see the Oakland University web site at http://www.oakland.edu.

For more information and to submit applications for the Business and Informatics Librarian position, please visit: https://academicjobs.oakland.edu/postings/842


All inquiries should be directed to: Kristine Condic, Search Committee Chair, Oakland University, Email:salomon@oakland.edu.  Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Oakland University is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Sr. Research and Reference Specialist, WilmerHale, Boston MA

JOB SUMMARY

Provides expert research and reference assistance in support of the various legal and administrative departments throughout the firm. Assists in regular outreach to the practice by providing training, consultative support, and informational updates in the areas of print and electronic research. Works with Managing Director, Director and Manager on IS Information and Research Services projects

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*

Works with the Manager, Research & Reference Services to design, deliver and evolve a robust, value-added research function to the Firm.

Provides expert research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and effective manner using various print and electronic resources.

Where applicable, provides in-depth analysis and summarization of results. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate.

Provides consultative research and reference support advising lawyers on the optimal strategy and source selection to obtain most authoritative and cost effective results.

Bills time to client/matters as appropriate. Provides consultative research support advising lawyers on the optimal strategy and approach to research analysis.

Provides expert reference assistance to support the functions of the various administrative departments of the firm including, but not limited to, Business Development and New Business/Conflicts.

Assists in the development of new research and reference offerings and outreach, including but not limited to, bulletins, department and practice group presentations, and direct client services.

Mentors and trains more junior staff to provide expert research and reference support.

Provides reference desk coverage as assigned and follows internal procedures for the handling of requests as set by the Director and Manager, Research & Reference Services.

Maintains expert working knowledge of the library collections, online database resources, interlibrary loan availability, document delivery, and other resources as appropriate.

Demonstrates an expert level of proficiency in primary database usage, search strategy and syntax, and licensing restrictions. Participates in resource evaluation projects including pilots of new services, comparisons of resources, and preparation of related evaluative memos.

Assigned to focus on particular areas of the practice, administrative departments, subject or topic areas as required by the Manager, Research & Reference Services, to meet the needs of the Firm.

Works with Manager, Research & Reference Services to assist in the preparation of and/or delivery of relevant orientation and training programs.

Assists in the gathering of materials and drafting or editing of handouts to support the program.

Works with Manager, Research & Reference Services to support the development and maintenance of intranet reference collections.

Assists with link checking, collection development, and integration of subject-specific resources into larger firm portal.

Assists Manager, Library & External Information Services and Manager, Research & Reference Services in developing both the paper and electronic resources collections.

Aids Manager in the evaluation of new and existing research tools and makes recommendations for purchase or renewal or resources.

Works with Managing Director, Director, and Managers on departmental projects and initiatives as requested.

Contributes to the firm's Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a "can do" attitude to internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

•Expert knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques.

 •Advanced knowledge of legal and business electronic resources and databases, and in research and retrieval strategies.

 •Ability to work quickly, and with great attention to detail. Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

 •Excellent organizational skills. Education: BA/BS required. JD, MLS or MLIS required.

 Required Experience:

 •5+ years of reference and research experience required.

 •Experience in a large law firm or comparable environment, preferred.

 •Expert knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques.

 •Advanced knowledge of legal and business electronic resources and databases, and in research and retrieval strategies.

 •Expertise in Corporate research databases

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E-Learning Librarian, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester NH

At Southern New Hampshire University we routinely go above and beyond what is expected of us. We believe there are no limits to what you can do, what you can be and what you can achieve either as a student or as an employee. Come be a part of innovation and education!

Southern New Hampshire University Shapiro Library seeks an E-Learning Librarian to help support our 30,000 (and growing) online students and faculty. In collaboration with the Off-Campus Services Librarian, this position will serve as a library liaison to the College of Online and Continuing Education (COCE). In addition, the E-Learning Librarian will build and maintain assessable information literacy objects, library tutorials, learning modules, and other technologically enhanced instructional materials to be embedded in online undergraduate and graduate courses. This faculty-ranked position is based in Manchester, NH and reports to the Dean of the University Library.

 

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate expertise in online instruction and serve as a consultant, resource, and facilitator of effective pedagogical practices to COCE instructional design staff.
  • Identify opportunities for the creation of library-related initiatives to support online learning within a course management system (CMS).
  • Create and assess information literacy learning objects that promote online students use and understanding of library resources and the research process.
  • Assist online graduate and undergraduate students and faculty in library/research related functions while embedded in online courses and via virtual reference services.
  • Provide guidance to COCE course developers and faculty on fair use and copyright-related issues particular to the online learning environment.
  • Serve on library, COCE, and University committees as elected and/or assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy concepts and ability to teach information literacy concepts via online learning objects to an online student body.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with instructional theories, methods, and practices for diverse learner populations at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with various stakeholders to implement and manage projects and initiatives.
  • Self-starter with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of copyright principles as they related to online instructional design.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years professional reference and/or instruction experience in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of instructional design principles and technologies.
  • Coursework or professional experiences with instructional design tools, web authoring software, tutorial and screen cast software, and other technologies used in instructional design.
  • Familiarity with web accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.

To apply, please complete and submit an online application through our employment site: http://snhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/8479

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Assistant Library Director, Middleborough Public Library, Middleborough MA

The Middleborough Public Library is looking for an energetic, upbeat and flexible person to fill the position of part-time Assistant Library Director. The position will be 30 hours per week with benefits beginning on or about January 2, 2014. One evening per week, alternate Saturdays and one Sunday per month with differential are required.


The Assistant Library Director is responsible for supervising other part-time staff and for assisting the Director in numerous administrative tasks including but not limited to scheduling, record keeping, programing and supply acquisitions. The Assistant Director directs the staff and oversees operations in the absence of the Director. Some circulation desk work will also be required.


Qualifications:
An MLS from an ALA accredited program is required. 3 years experience, working in a progressively responsible professional position required, supervisory experience preferred.The successful candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Office Software applications and knowledgeable in current social media trends. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to relate to patrons and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness.


Salary: Starting salary is $23.02 / hour in accordance with the contract between the Middleborough Library Staff Association and the Town of Middleborough.


Closing Date: December 2, 2013


Send Resumes to:
Danielle Bowker
Library Director
Middleborough Public Library
102 North Main St.
Middleborough, MA 02346
dbowker@sailsinc.org (emails accepted, no faxes please)

Job Description

Administrative, technical, supervisory and direct service work in assisting the Library Director to plan and direct the programs, staff and operations of the public library; all other related work as required.


Supervision
Works independently under the direction of the Library Director. Supervises all part-time para-librarians.

 

Essential Functions

  •  Represents the Library, directs the staff and oversees operations in the absence of the Director
  •  Participates in organizational decisions as part of the library's management team
  •  Prepares payroll and approves invoice payments in the absence of the Director
  •  Assists the Director in budget preparation, planning and developing procedures
  •  Assists the Director in developing policies for Board of Trustees review and approval
  •  Works with other professional librarians to develop and schedule programs for adult and teen library users
  •  Develops work schedules
  •  Assists with personnel issues, including maintaining personnel records and conducting interviews
  •  Maintains daily and monthly financial and statistical records
  •  Prepares necessary reports for Board of Trustees and annual Town Report
  •  Liaison to purchasing cooperative and library vendors, orders supplies and materials
  •  Keeps current with technological and patron trends in information services, attends professional conferences and meetings
  •  Performs general circulation desk and reference functions and assists patrons with computers as needed
  •  Participates in website and social media management
  •  Promotes the Library within the community

Job Environment

  •  Work is performed under typical library conditions; the noise level is moderate at times; library hours requires evening and weekend work.
  •  Operates standard office equipment in a normal office environment.
  •  Has frequent contact with the general public, other Town departments and other library staff;
  •  Has access to department-related confidential information, including personnel records, patron records, long-range planning information and budgetary information.
  •  Performs similar or related work as required or as situation dictates.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

  •  Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school
  •  Three years of professional experience in public library, supervisory experience preferred
  •  Or an equivalent combination of education and experience


Knowledge, Ability and Skill

  •  Proficient in Microsoft Office Software applications
  •  Experience with automated library systems and library networks
  •  Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  •  Possess excellent organizational skills
  •  Ability to analyze complex issues and develop relevant and realistic plans and recommendations
  •  Proven ability to build working relationships with staff, Trustees, Friends groups, educators, patrons and public officials
  •  Knowledge for current social media trends


Physical Requirements

  •  Moderate physical effort generally required in performing functions under typical library conditions
  •  Intermittent standing, walking, bending, reaching, crouching, climbing and similar activity related to library work
  •  May be required to lift and carry books weighing up to 30 pounds
  •  May be required to move and arrange office furniture such as chairs and tables
  •  Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges; work functions involve close work with books, library materials and computers
  •  Ability to operate a keyboard at efficient speed

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Acquisitions Librarian, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle WA

TITLE: Acquisitions Librarian

LOCATION: Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services

THE LIBRARIES:
Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 8 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

THE ACQUISITIONS AND RAPID CATALOGING SERVICES DIVISION:
Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services (ARCS) is one of three technical services divisions within Resource Acquisitions and Description/Information Technology Services; the others are Cataloging and Metadata Services (CAMS) and Preservation Services. ARCS is the Libraries' central acquisitions unit for materials in all formats. Wherever possible, ARCS performs simple cataloging on receipt for newly acquired monographs using copy from the Library of Congress and OCLC member libraries; items that cannot be quick cataloged are distributed to staff in CAMS.

Acquisition and processing is partially decentralized within the Libraries. The East Asia Library (CJK) and International Studies (Near East, Slavic, South Asia, Southeast Asia) have their own technical services operations, which acquire and process vernacular materials. Some units, including the Bothell Campus Library, Tacoma Campus Library, Health/Sciences Library, and Microforms/Newspapers Division receive and process their print serials directly, although ordering is handled centrally. The Gallagher Law Library is a separate administrative unit and is responsible for its own acquisitions.

ARCS works closely with these units, as well as CAMS, Collection Management Services, Preservation Services and Central Circulation Services to standardize and coordinate processing procedures and policies across the Libraries.

The division also works with the Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit to carry out digitization projects, working on rights management, scanning, and providing descriptive metadata.


THE POSITION:
Under the direction of the Head of Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services, manages order and claiming activities for one-time order resources in all formats for the Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses; supervises staff and students, and coordinates the work activities of a work group; provides oversight of record loading from vendors and OCLC PromptCat; assists in continuing resources management projects; assists in the management of the division.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
· Provides management and oversight of one-time order placement and claiming activities including loading of bibliographic and order records supplied by library book vendors and OCLC's PromptCat service.

· Monitors vendors and OCLC concerning the supply of order-level records and PromptCat cataloging records.

· Manages contact with vendors in relation to one-time ordering, claiming, report generation and record supply. Responsible for the analysis and implementation of ordering and claiming of one-time resources. In conjunction with the Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services Head, analyzes vendor services and performance.

· Monitors incoming orders and materials to identify potential licensing issues. May perform initial review of licenses.

· Interacts with selectors to manage ordering, claiming and related order follow-up activities.

· Maintains awareness of copy cataloging standards and trends.

· Works on projects relating to continuing resources as assigned.

· Trains staff and librarians across the Libraries in the use of online acquisitions tools, including the Alma Acquisitions and YBP Gobi interfaces.

· Supervises staff of the work group. Supervises other temporary and hourly staff as necessary. As required, may direct or oversee the work of other staff in the Division.

· Assists in all aspects of management of the section, including policy development, implementation and documentation. Contributes to organizational effectiveness.

· Interviews and recommends selection of new personnel; develops, implements and monitors training; assigns and schedules work; acts upon leave requests; conducts annual performance evaluations; and recommends disciplinary action.

· Facilitates communication within the work group and the section; develops and disseminates instructions and information to staff; organizes and conducts meetings.

· Serves as a resource for staff in order to solve complex acquisitions problems.

· Follows trends in acquisitions, publishing and scholarly communication. Contributes to professional associations and committees. Serves on Libraries and UW committees as appropriate.

· Communicates appropriately, effectively and positively. Plays an active role in staying informed and participating in Libraries and unit meetings, activities and events.

· Assumes other responsibilities as assigned and performs related duties as required.




QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
· Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.

· Knowledge of current technological developments in acquisitions and/or collection development.

· Experience with an integrated library system and bibliographic utilities.

· Proficiency in using a variety of software, including spreadsheets and databases (MS-Excel and MS-Access), with the eventual expectation of journeyman level proficiency in MS Excel, MS Access and Alma Analytics.

· Knowledge of one or more European languages.

· Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills, and the ability to work effectively with staff as individuals and groups. Ability to function well in a changing environment, work effectively within a large organization, and exercise initiative in a collaborative framework.


Preferred:
· Experience in an acquisitions department of a large academic research library.

· Supervisory experience.

· Experience with OCLC.


SALARY: $45,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

BENEFITS: Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
· To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:
Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Academic Human Resources Librarian).

· Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements).

· List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses).

· Please use "Librarian Application" in the subject heading.

· Please submit all three components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space until interviews are conducted. Then, some application materials will be circulated.


APPLICATION DEADLINE:
To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, January 10, 2014.

The University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu

The Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu/arc

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Director of Library Services, Newbury College, Brookline MA

Newbury College invites applications and nominations for a full-time position as Director of Library Services starting in January 2014.

 

Newbury is an undergraduate college that integrates career education with the study of liberal arts.  We endeavor to graduate students who are professionally competent, ethically aware, socially responsible, and prepared for lifelong learning.

 

The College features small classes and is seeking faculty and staff members who have a proven commitment to higher education. Newbury's campus is nestled in a desirable city neighborhood just minutes away from downtown Boston's educational, cultural and social attractions.

 

Newbury College strives to create a welcoming and supportive environment for our community. We are committed to the development of our faculty and staff and acknowledge that you are critical to our students' success and the delivery of our mission.

 

Overview:  Newbury College is looking for a Director of Library Services who can lead the library in a new age of redesigned library form and function, advancing innovations in the integration of technology, electronic resources, academic content, information literacy, physical space and the multiplicity of educational needs of faculty and students.  The Library is positioned to be a hub of intellectual exchange, dedicated to supporting the academic vitality of the college community.

 

Responsibitlies:  Develops and implements the strategic goals of the library.  Manages operations and establishes policies, procedures, goals and objectives for library staff.  Maintains a high level of professionalism in the delivery of services to students, staff and faculty.  Works with administration and faculty to ensure that library resources are exceeding the needs of our community; measures service quality and makes improvements.  Maintains and monitors copyright issues and licensing of online resources. Establishes a work environment that fosters teamwork and highlights the role of the library in supporting a successful Newbury experience for our students.

 

Requirements:  Candidates must have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and at least five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic library.   Must be committed to providing leadership and vision for the operation of the library. 

 

To Apply:  Send a letter of application and curriculum vita to Human Resources via email at adowning@newbury.eduNewbury College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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Liaison Librarian Needed, Health Technology Assessment International Annual Meeting, Washington DC

The Information Resources Group (IRG) of the Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) is looking for a local librarian to assist with organising IRG activities at the next HTAi annual meeting in Washington DC in June 2014. 

IRG activities in 2014 include two weekend workshops and a group dinner on the following Monday. The local liaison will assist in organising the dinner, help to advertise IRG activities, and assist the Chair and Chair-Elect in general management tasks. 

If you are interested in this voluntary position or would like to know more, please contact the IRG Chair - David Kaunelis at davidk@cadth.ca

About the IRG: http://www.htai.org/index.php?id=554 HTAi2014 Annual Meeting website: http://www.htai2014.org/

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Content Analyst, Credo Reference, Boston MA

Content Analyst

           

Department: Publishing

Reports to: Director, Publishing

Status: Full-time/Exempt

 

Credo publishes the very best reference content by licensing content from over 100 worldwide publishing partners.  Credo is seeking a Content Analyst to join the Publishing team.  This individual will be responsible for helping to publish content to Credo Reference platforms.  You will work with partners to gather, manage and deliver book data and metadata.  The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of library-industry metadata standards.  

About the Job:

  • Publishing.  Help manage and coordinate the receipt of new and updated books from publishers.  Prepare XML and media for publication within online products.  Work with offshore vendors to ensure quality of data conversions.  Review books for inclusion in Credo's products as part of the Content Acquisition process.
  • Metadata. Manage book metadata (title, author, ISBN, subjects, etc.), process metadata (date on which we received files, etc.), and collection metadata (collections in which books are sold, based on publisher or subject) on reference books we publish electronically each year.   Collect book metadata from publishers (or other sources, as needed) and enter it in Credo's QuickBase database.  Manage projects involving research into new metadata.  Distribute metadata to third-party vendors, including MARC record vendor and link-server providers, as needed.
  • MARC records.  Stay current on MARC record trends and changes and understand the impact on librarians.  Work with Customer Support team to answer questions about MARC records.
  • Topic Page targets.  Gather and prioritize requests for new and updated metasearch configurations to third-party databases; this will involve coordinating with Credo's Support, Marketing and Sales teams.  Work with publishers to get test/demo accounts and customer information.  Write and maintain z39.50 configurations.  Write specifications for API or screen-scraping configurations coordinate the programming effort with vendors, and test the completed configurations.

 

About You:

  • You have an MLS degree (or are near completion) from an ALA-accredited program.
  • You pay attention to every.single.detail.
  • You are extremely organized and can manage multiple projects at one time.
  • You are a strong writer.
  • You have some experience working with at least a few of the following -

XML and XML editors (preferably Emacs)

DocBook 5 XML schema

PGAdmin and XML Gateways/APIs and comfortable with command-line applications

Library-industry standards (KBART, ONIX, OpenURL, Z39.50, SRU, etc.)

MARC records, not as deep as a cataloger's would be, but enough to spot a problem

Database system that creates reports based on specific parameters, i.e. QuickBase

  • You are committed to adopting and supporting Credo's Core Values (see below).

 

Credo's Core Values:

  • We have an attitude of service to each other, all stakeholders, and to the society we live in.
  • We are always exploring all that is possible.
  • We own our work, both individually and collectively.
  • We need each other to succeed and inspire each other to bring our best selves to work.
  • We take our work seriously but not ourselves.

Please e-mail your resume to careers@credoreference.com 

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Applications Analyst/Programmer, Research Libraries Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY

The Research Libraries Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY is pleased to announce an opportunity for an Applications Analyst/Programmer to join the staff in the Division of the CIO. Reporting to the Manager, Technical Services, the Applications Analyst/Programmer assumes primary responsibility for, and technical leadership of analysis, programming, data conversion and systems administration of specific library online applications and services.

 

The Applications Analyst/Programmer will have knowledge of computer programming languages, and software analysis, design, and test methodologies. The position requires a thorough knowledge of relational database concepts, and the ability to learn new software tools and techniques. Proficiency in SQL and relational databases (such as Oracle) is preferred.

 

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, or engineering or a relevant combination of education, training and directly related work experience in a comparable position may be substituted for degree.

Experience in a higher education setting, systems administration experience, and experience with library information systems is highly desired. Experience with web based programming technologies such as JAVA, HTML, etc. are preferred.


Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at https://rpijobs.rpi.edu and reference job #20130192.

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Library Director, Olin College of Engineering, Needham MA

Job summary: Olin is currently recruiting an innovative leader in the role of Library Director. This forward thinking professional will work collaboratively across the community to continue the development of the resources, services and collections that support the teaching and research needs of the College.

The library is a dynamic virtual and physical space whose staff further Olin College's mission by selecting, developing, deploying, and managing resources and services that foster learning, discovery, and innovation. Library staff strives to embody Olin's philosophy of continual improvement by leveraging emerging technologies & practices to serve Olin and the broader learning community.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish long-term goals, policies, and procedures for the library in accordance with the institution's mission and goals.
  • Recruit, hire, manage, train, and evaluate staff; promote staff development activities.
  • Prepare and recommend annual budget; monitor budget expenditures; solicit alternative funding sources; assist with grant preparation and writing.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff in developing, supporting and delivering Olin's engineering education.
  • Take a leadership role in Babson-Olin-Wellesley Libraries partnership initiatives as well as general Three-College Collaboration initiatives.
  • Collaborate with Olin's faculty, staff and students to assess, create, oversee and leverage innovative collections. Maintain vendor relationships and participate in consortia for resource sharing.
  • Provide vision and leadership in the area of scholarly communications and open access.
  • Deliver information services through reference, bibliographic instruction, searching of electronic resources, and through the creation of research and collection guides.
  • Lead and actively participate in professional organizations that directly impact Olin's library and the professional development of the staff.
  • Serve as campus contact for copyright and Intellectual Property queries, raise awareness of copyright issues in classrooms and with materials, facilitate the negotiation of intellectual rights management and obtaining of permissions.
  • Other duties, assigned.

Supervises: Library Staff - currently 2 FTE plus student workers

Competencies:

  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Budget management
  • Customer service excellence
  • Creativity and fluidity
  • Clear and Timely Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Speaking/writing/teaching

Job Requirements:

  • M.L.S. Degree and five+ years management experience in libraries.
  • Science and/or engineering subject expertise. Familiarity with resources and research approaches in other areas, including the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
  • Experience in developing new services.
  • The ability to manage projects and people in an environment of continuous change and improvement.
  • A clear vision of how information services can contribute to a learning community.
  • A proven, strong service orientation.
  • An understanding of trends in informational and educational technology.
  • The ability to oversee, develop and deliver instructional services.
  • Expertise in the application of technology to information utilization and management a plus.

Interested Candidates
Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@olin.edu

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Adult Services Reference Librarian, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield MA

Duties/Description:  Under the direction of the Head of Reference and Information Services, the Adult Services Reference Librarian performs an evolving array of tasks that encompass reference service, adult programming, technology, outreach, and communication.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide reference service, including notary public service, and technology troubleshooting,  assistance, and training at a busy public reference desk
  • Assist with collection development
  • Assist with maintenance of the library's computer network
  • Communicate the library's information, mission, and vision via social media, newsletters, Wordpress website, branded print material, digital sign, and displays
  • Develop and maintain contacts at newspapers, clubs, community organizations, town departments, and schools in order to identify needs and to develop and communicate services and programs to meet those needs.  

 

Qualifications:  MLS or MLS candidate with commitment to excellence in and enjoyment of public service, strong reference service skills, adaptable technology skills,  familiarity with computer applications and networks, excellent communication skills (written, oral, and graphic design) aptitude for public speaking and leading group discussions,  and Microsoft Office proficiency.  Experience with Evergreen is a plus.

 

Salary:  $737.80 - $963.63/week, based on education and experience.

 

Hours: 35.5 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

 

Closing Date:     11/29/13

 

Send:  Mail resume and letter of application to

Sharon A. Gilley, Director

Beebe Library

345 Main St

WakefieldMA 01880

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Scientific Data Management Specialist, Brown University, Providence RI

The Brown University Library invites applications for the position of Scientific Data Management Specialist.  As the Library's primary liaison for scientific data management services, the Scientific Data Management Specialist initiates outreach to science faculty and departmental staff to understand and facilitate data collection, data curation and data reuse as part of the research processes.  Ensuring compliance with established data management protocols and best practices, the Scientific Data Management Specialist will assist with and contribute to the development of data management plans for funded projects and will assist researchers in preparing data for publication, reporting, and dissemination.  S/he will work closely with research staff, faculty and library staff to collect, prepare, and ingest data sets into the appropriate institutional or disciplinary repositories.


The successful candidate will maintain a strong awareness of  issues related to data management and curation requirements, data sharing, copyright, open access, and repositories. To fulfill these responsibilities successfully, the Scientific Data Management Specialist will have relevant experience with funded research, data management, and scholarly communication, with a preference for someone with a strong academic background in the sciences.  


Qualifications:

 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in data management/curation, including metadata, data retrieval, reporting, and data reuse.

  • 3-5 years experience in relevant research data management or curation

  • Familiarity and experience with current federal data management and reporting requirements.

  • Advanced degree in data curation, science, or related disciplines.

  • An understanding of the scientific research process as demonstrated by academic or work experience.

  • Understanding of the purpose and scope of institutional and disciplinary repositories and familiarity with one or more institutional or disciplinary repositories (e.g. Fedora, NCBI, ICPSR)

  • Ability to acquire new technological skills & resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner

  • Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; strong analytical and organizational skills; ability to manage time and multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, creative and innovative attitude

  • Familiarity with one or more current scientific data and metadata conventions preferred.

  • Experience working with structured data, such as RDMS, XML, or delimited data preferred.

To apply for this position (Job # B01525 ), please visit Brown's Online Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   

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Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb) Editor, North Carolina State Libraries, Raleigh NC

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of GOKb Editor. This position provides a unique opportunity to participate in a high-profile collaborative project to develop a freely-available, community-managed data repository of key publication information about electronic resources. In partnership with Kuali OLE member libraries and Jisc, the GOKb editor will be responsible for GOKb's data quality and workflows, and be point person for community contacts about GOKb, including outreach and training. Based at the NCSU Libraries, the GOKb editor will be located in the Acquisitions and Discovery department, and will be one of a cohort of four electronic resources librarians.

Responsibilities

The GOKb Editor:

  • Oversees collection, ingest, and normalization of GOKb data and serves as ultimate authority in decisions related to GOKb data and data quality
  • Designs workflows, distributes and coordinates work assignments, and communicates priorities to GOKb data contributors
  • Recommends and communicates data management practices and policies to the GOKb data contributors
  • Represents the GOKb data community to project managers of GOKb, Kuali OLE, and Knowledgebase Plus (Jisc)
  • Develops and offers training on use of GOKb and related tools
  • Promotes GOKb to diverse audiences through contributions to professional meetings and publications
  • Some travel required
  • Reports to the Associate Head, Acquisitions & Discovery

Required qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science
  • Two to three years' experience with serials and electronic resources management data and tools
  • Knowledge of trends and practices in electronic resources metadata
  • Experience with relationship management and communication across diverse groups, including librarians, publishers, and vendors
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with workflow analysis
  • Data analysis experience

The Libraries, the University, and the Area

The NCSU Libraries and its staff have won numerous awards, including the first Association of College and Research Libraries' Excellence in Academic Libraries AwardLibrary Journal's Librarian of the YearParaprofessional of the Year, and six Movers and Shakers awards. The library system currently consists of the D. H. Hill Library, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, and branch libraries for design, natural resources, and veterinary medicine. With a staff of 260+ FTE, the Libraries has more than 4.5 million volumes in its collection, acquires more than 66,000 print and electronic serials, and has a total annual budget of over $27 million, with approximately $10 million allocated to collections. The Libraries is the host site for NC LIVE, a multi-type library initiative making digital resources accessible to North Carolina residents.

The NCSU Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University form the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), with combined resources exceeding 17 million volumes and collections budgets totaling more than $30 million.

Recognized as one of the nation's leading universities in science and technology, with strong programs in the humanities and social sciences, NC State offers degrees through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Design, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Natural Resources, Sciences, Textiles, and Veterinary Medicine. As the largest academic institution in the state, NC State enrolls more than 34,000 students and offers doctoral degrees in 61 fields of study. The university is ranked third among all public universities (without medical schools) in industry-sponsored research expenditures and has more than 660 active patents. NC State is a national leader in networking technologies and a charter member of the North Carolina Networking Initiative (NCNI), an Internet2 initiative with the most advanced operational networking system infrastructure in the nation.

North Carolina's Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill lies between the mountains of the Blue Ridge and the shores of the Outer Banks. One of the nation's premier concentrations of academic, corporate, and public research, the area combines moderate year-round temperatures, rolling hills, championship college athletics, and a rich diversity of cultural events. The Triangle consistently ranks high on lists of desirable American communities. Businessweek rated Raleigh as "the best American city" in 2011, and recent rankings by Forbes name the Triangle as the number-one place for business and careers and as the number-two spot for young professionals.

Salary and Benefits

The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include:  24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at http://www.ncsu.edu/human_resources/benefits/

Application process and schedule

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable.

Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number  00103599. Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.

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Call for Papers, "Memory, Memorials, and Media: Re-Imagining World History."

The Northeastern History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) invites proposal submissions for its 6th annual graduate student conference to be held March 22-23, 2014 at Northeastern University, Boston MA.

 

The 2014 conference title is "Memory, Memorials, and Media: Re-Imagining World History." With this interdisciplinary theme, we hope to explore how memory is made, used, preserved, and accessed through a wide variety of mediums around the world and over time. We are particularly interested in how the collection of memory and the act of memorialization can be influenced by technology.  

Please read our flyer for more information.

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Reference Department Head, Bangor Public Library, Bangor ME

The Bangor Public Library seeks an innovative, collaborative and service-oriented leader for the position of Reference Department Head to continue the library's history of outstanding reference service while exploring and implementing new approaches to reference service and collection development.  The successful candidate must be an accomplished leader and skilled in managing change. The position reports to the Director, supervises four professional librarians and one paraprofessional and includes services in reference, the digital library, local history, special collections, collection development and interlibrary loan.  The Library is embarking on an interior redesign and, with the new design, hopes to expand and adapt services to meet the changing demands of our public.

Leadership and Management Responsibilities                             

  • Leads a team to set and implement a vision for innovative information services in the areas of reference, interlibrary loan, the digital library, special collections, outreach and community relations. Fosters an environment that promotes exploration and implementation of new approaches to reference, access, and community relations as well as services delivered through social networking tools, Web 2.0 applications and mobile computing platforms.  
  • Directs the work of librarians and library staff who are responsible for research and reference services, local history and special collections, teaching and learning initiatives, and outreach activities in the community.   
  • Assesses effectiveness of the department's services using statistical analysis of service data.  Keeps current on trends related to current services and processes and recommends new practices including innovative uses of technology.  
  • Mentors librarians and library staff in the Reference Department including hiring, orienting, training and development, organizing workloads, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and counseling and taking disciplinary action as necessary.  

Reference

  • As a hands on leader of the department, provides reference services to patrons and participates in public programs as needed. 

Community Affairs                                           

  • Serves as library liaison to community organizations.  
  • Selects new books and journals for the Library's collection. 
  • Works with other Libraries in the state to preserve and create a shared print collection for both journals and monographs.
  • Serves as editor for the Digital Commons.
  • Works with the Director and other Department Heads to provide comfortable, meaningful access to Library collections and programs and develops those collections and programs to meet public interests and demands. 

Requirements

  • Graduate degree in library/information science from ALA-accredited institution
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in a library, preferably a public library.  
  • Ability to articulate a vision for Reference services.  
  • Demonstrated leadership and a strong commitment to service excellence. 
  • Demonstrated team-building skills including the ability to motivate, develop and mentor others.  

Salary and Benefits

Compensation is commensurate with experience.  The position is a full time position, 37.5 hours/week, and includes some night and Saturday hours.  The salary range begins at $41,834 and includes the following benefits: 11 paid holidays, 3 bonus days, paid sick leave and vacation.   Health insurance and TIAA Cref retirement match, plus long and short term disability Insurance. 

Please send cover letter and resume by Nov 30 to Business Office, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St, Bangor, ME 04401

 

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Physical Sciences Librarian, Dartmouth College Library, Hanover NH

The Dartmouth College Library seeks a motivated, forward-looking information professional to join a collaborative team at the Kresge Physical Sciences Library, supporting faculty and students in the physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science.   This person will help develop, sustain and promote effective and user-centered library programs, services and collections in one or more disciplinary areas, to support and advance research, teaching and learning at the College. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Head of Kresge Library, this person provides information, outreach, education, and collections services in a flexible and innovative environment, as liaison to one or more departments in the physical sciences, mathematics, or computer science. *Note: librarians with backgrounds in physics, astronomy, mathematics and/or computer science are especially encouraged to apply. Develops, manages, and assesses print and digital collections in liaison areas to support research and teaching.  Provides a full spectrum of education and curricular support in areas related to finding, evaluating and using scientific information.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited MLS; educational background in the physical or mathematical sciences, and experience in an academic or research environment preferred. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills; great follow-through; the ability to work effectively in teams and small groups; a strong commitment to public service and to outreach; demonstrated experience and enthusiasm in providing science information and education services; proficiency with core research resources in the sciences; familiarity with scientific research, data management, and publication trends; and interest in emerging technologies and social media.

 

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

 

GENERAL INFORMATION: Dartmouth College is a highly selective undergraduate college with distinguished graduate schools of business, engineering, medicine and 20 graduate programs primarily in the sciences. Dartmouth has remained at the forefront of American higher education since 1769. At the heart of Dartmouth College is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Nine libraries, distributed across various academic centers, house the 3 million volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources supported by a technically robust network environment. The Library fosters intellectual growth and advances the teaching and research missions of the College by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and partnering in the development and dissemination of new scholarship.

 

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin December 9th, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. To see the complete job description and to apply online please go to https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/21970

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

-Other administrative duties

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

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

 

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

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Director, Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO

Boulder - Service Excellence for an Inspired Future.  The City of Boulder seeks an energetic, enthusiastic and experienced leader to continue its commitment to service excellence for its public library and arts programs. With a work force dedicated to the values of customer service, respect, integrity, collaboration and innovation, Boulder Public Library, (http://boulderlibrary.org/) serves the city's 100,000+ residents from the soon to be renovated Main Library, two neighborhood branches, the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History and an auxiliary North Boulder Library facility (opening in 2014). Through its staff and facilities, BPL provides support for Boulder's performing and fine arts with exhibits, concerts, films, discussions and storytelling for people of all ages.  With an $8.2 million annual budget and the support of the Boulder Public Library Foundation, the new director and staff (79.51 FTEs) will have the capacity to develop new opportunities for community involvement, programs and services, including being an integral part of the implementation of the Main Library Renovation and the Civic Area Plan and facilitating the development of an  Arts and Cultural Master Plan.

 

Boulder, (https://bouldercolorado.gov/), just northwest of Denver, is 5,430 feet above sea level, covering 25 square miles. It is surrounded by extensive natural areas of city trails, open space and mountain parks. The city is known for its natural beauty, preponderance of sunny days, outdoor recreation, natural product retailers, restaurants, outstanding alternative transportation options, diverse businesses and technological and academic resources. Boulder is home to the main campus of the University of Colorado (about 29,000 students) and several national labs including the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  The city's residents support many arts and cultural events, including one of the three original Chautauquas in the nation, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Colorado Music Festival, a twice weekly seasonal farmers' market, the annual Bolder Boulder race, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the Boulder International Film Festival.  The city is proud of its top rankings in health, well-being, quality of life, education, and art. For additional information on the Library, the City and the area, see http://www.gossagesager.com/boulderlinks.htm.

 

Responsibilities. Under the administrative direction of the City Manager, the Director provides professional guidance, acts as a key member of the City Manager's management team, and is a policy advisor to the City Manager, Deputy City Manager, City Council, Library Commission, Arts Commission, and other committees, public groups and the Boulder Public Library Foundation.  Ability to work well in a complex political environment, address conflicting goals, build consensus, and navigate the concerns of multiple stakeholders are critical skills essential for success.  The two city council-appointed commissions, the Library Commission and the Arts Commission, function in an advisory capacity.

 

Qualifications. A Master's degree in Library and Information Science, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field; at least five years of experience as a senior manager in a complex organization; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the requirements of the position.  The ideal candidate will be a proven leader in the public or non-profit sector with experience in board/commission and foundation relationships, managing and creating innovative services, managing and developing staff, fostering relationships with engaged stakeholders, and developing revenue sources.  Successful experience working in a municipal public or university library system, experience in promoting and managing arts and cultural programs, experience working with advisory boards and experience managing staff in a union or bargaining group are desirable.  For additional details see Library Director job description, (http://www.gossagesager.com/BPLjobdesc.pdf). Residency in the city of Boulder is not a requirement of the position.

 

Compensation. The starting salary range is $102,250-$129,000 (dependent on experience and qualifications) with an excellent benefits package, (http://www.gossagesager.com/bplbenefits.pdf).  

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word attachments to Dan Bradbury. danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com.  Review of cover letters and resumes will begin on December 30, 2013.  The position is open until filled.

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Library Intern, America's Test Kitchen, Brookline MA

This 4-5 hour/week position is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in all facets of small special library management. (Please note it is 5 hours spread over two days between the hours of 9-5 Monday-Friday. No weekends.)

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


ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION:

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

• Help ATK staff find books

• Answer reference questions

• Maintain catalogs
• Weed as necessary

• Keep circulation statistics

• Reshelf returned materials

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• Flexibility in schedule

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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

• BA/BS or equivalent
• Currently enrolled in a Library Science program
• Understanding of Cataloging and Reference work


CONTACT:

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

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Library Director, Belding Memorial Library, Ashfield MA

Belding Memorial Library, located in Ashfield, Massachusetts, population 1800, is looking for its new part-time Library Director. The successful candidate must have a sense of humor, positive attitude, and a strong commitment to public service. The successful candidate will be familiar with current library, electronic and internet technologies and well-versed in traditional library skills. An appreciation of the role of libraries in a democratic society is imperative. Education/Experience: Bachelor's Degree with at least 3 years of employment in a public library in positions of increasing supervisory and administrative experience. Masters in Library Science preferred. Evening hours required. Please submit resume and letter of interest (include the name of three professional references) to beldingmemoriallibrary@gmail.com. This position provides benefits and will remain open until filled; resumes considered as received.

Position: Library Director, Belding Memorial Library

Reports To: Library Board of Trustees

Hours: 23 Hours a week

Compensation: Hourly basis

I. Position Overview: The Library Director provides and promotes library services to our community consistent with the Library's current Mission Statement. The Library Director works under the direction of and in collaboration with the Board of Trustees on present and future needs of the Library and is responsible for oversight of the Library's budget, and for the day-to-day supervision of staff and volunteers. The Library Director shall adhere to the policies and procedures of the Town of Ashfield.


II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provides vision and strategic direction for library services consistent with the Library's Mission Statement, including but not limited to developing programs and services;
  2. Effectively communicates and publicizes to the public programs and services offered;
  3. Develops and maintains positive relations with patrons, the Board of Trustees, the Friends of the Library, staff, volunteers, and appropriate representatives and/or officials of the Town of Ashfield;
  4. Selects books and resources consistent with the Library's Collection Development policy;
  5. Reports regularly to the Board of Trustees and attends the monthly Trustees meeting;
  6. Makes optimal use of Library funds to provide Library services.
  7. Participates in the budget planning process, maintains records adequate to support budget requests, and efficiently uses library funds to provide library services.
  8. Participates with the Board of Trustees in developing short and long term plans to accomplish the Library's mission.
  9. Selects, hires, supervises and trains all employees and volunteers. Develops job descriptions for all positions filled by regularly-scheduled employees.
  10. Maintains and contributes to the Library's web site;
  11. Evaluates performance of all employees once a year and maintains records of these evaluations;
  12. Reviews existing policies and recommends new policies on a regularly scheduled basis.
  13. Maintains user outreach to determine user needs. Translates these needs into acquisitions, programs and services within the Library's budget limitations and in accordance with the Library's mission.
  14. Participates in professional development, including attending meetings to receive current information on best practices, stays abreast of advances in the profession and of changing state policies, and encourages the staff to do the same.
  15. Maintains the facility economically and efficiently, including overseeing maintenance and repair of the exterior and interior of the building, and makes recommendations for improvements to the building to the Board of Trustees.

III. Qualifications

A. Education and Experience

Required: Bachelor's Degree with at least 3 years of employment in a public library in positions of increasing supervisory and administrative experience. Masters in Library Science preferred.

B. Special Requirements

Must be an organized and flexible person, able to manage several projects at a time.

C. Knowledge, Ability, Skills and Attitude

Knowledge: Of policies, principles and procedures of public libraries.

Ability: To communicate clearly, concisely and politely in person, by phone and in writing. Ability to work effectively and tactfully when dealing with employees, volunteers, members of the public and the Library Board of Trustees. To make necessary decisions in a timely fashion. Ability to organize time and work independently to accomplish required tasks. Ability to maintain accurate, detailed records.

Skills: supervisory, budgetary, communication and administrative skills, experience using a content management system, standard technology and troubleshooting skills.

Attitude: Able to maintain a positive, creative, supportive and practical attitude. Work cooperatively with staff and the Board of Trustees and the public.

D. Job Environment: Work is performed under office conditions. The work involves some data entry, use of computer keyboard, mouse and printer; knowledge of Windows computer programs; willingness to learn new computer programs; the use of a photocopier, a fax machine, internet, calculator, technology trouble-shooting. Must be able to lift books and equipment up to 50 pounds.

E. Physical Requirements: Work requires several hours a day spent sitting, as well as frequent reaching, bending and twisting. Position requires use of hands to grasp objects such as books, writing utensils and office equipment. Vision requirements include close vision for dealing with books, office work, and computer work.

I. Summary:
The duties and requirements listed above are intended to serve for illustrative purposes only. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude those duties from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical outgrowth of the position. This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Town and the employee and is subject to change by the Town as the needs of the Town and the requirements of the position change.

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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: Understanding of document delivery and access services issues. For a complete job description, go tohttp://www.tufts.edu/home/jobs/ search for job number, 2156,

Minimum salary: $65,000

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Support Analyst, Ex Libris, Des Plaines IL OR Boston MA

General Description:

The Primo Support Analyst works in a team environment to provide Ex Libris customers with world class support by logging, documenting, troubleshooting and resolving questions and problems related to the applications for Primo and other Ex Libris software.  Daily personal contact with customers demands strong customer focus and excellent communication skills.   Every incident provides an opportunity to improve one's troubleshooting techniques to resolve issues related to Primo and other Ex Libris products.

Essential Job Duties:

-    Support customers: manage personal queue of Support Incidents according to response level guidelines by communicating with customers and solving the reported and underlying problems using your skills and resources; seek help or escalate as appropriate

-    Represent Ex Libris to customers: provide world-class support to customers; maintain a professional demeanor with customers in all interactions; train customers formally and informally as needed; contact and respond to customer listservs as directed; attend customer conferences and meetings as directed

-    Support internal teams: work with and for other members of the Primo Support Team, with Support teams for other products that integrate with Primo, with Development staff, and with other internal customers to troubleshoot Support Incidents, answer questions, and provide deliverables for projects

Maintain and improve personal and institutional knowledge: document troubleshooting, communication, and system changes in the CRM; document procedures, policies, and general knowledge on the Wiki; stay current on all aspects of supported products and train other employees as needed

-    Serve as point of contact: answer and direct phone calls during assigned phone shifts

-    Help improve products and internal processes: Provide feedback to management and other personnel to improve the products, customer service, and operations; test, verify, document, and submit software defect reports

-    Other projects and duties as assigned

Desired Experience and Education:

-    Library experience preferred, MLS or MLIS ideal

-    Linux, Oracle, Java, SQL, JBoss experience welcomed

-    Customer service: provide excellent customer service externally and internally

-    Troubleshooting: excellent and creative problem-solving skills

-    Deliver results: takes initiative, meets customer needs, high standards, multi-tasking

-    Fast-paced: works under pressure, manages uncertainty and change well

-    Effective communication: communicates well with coworkers, proactive and appropriate customer communication

-    Team orientation: enjoys working in a team environment, shares responsibility for team success

Shift Requirements

-    Must be able to work any of the Customer Support shifts during the support hours of 8:30am to 5:30pm Central time

-    After-Hours on-call duty rotation may also apply

-    Must be willing to obtain governmental security clearance as needed

Email resume and cover letter to: 

Julie Bister at  Julie.Bister@exlibrisgroup.com

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Technical Services Librarian, Marlboro College, Marlboro VT

Marlboro College seeks a Technical Service Librarian to join its Rice-Aron Library team. This librarian has primary responsibility for all of the library's technical services functions, including acquisitions, cataloging, processing, and maintenance of items in the library's collections. Along with three other library staff, this librarian also provides public service and carries out other general duties as assigned. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. We seek a self-directed and collaborative professional who is prepared to take over the running of a technical services department with minimal supervision while also working closely with colleagues, faculty, and students on library and campus-wide projects and initiatives.

More details and application information are available at:

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Opportunity to attend ALA Annual Conference!

It's that time of year again! The time of year when we are able to nominate one student to attend the ALA Annual Conference, working a few hours each day for ALA and sharing a hotel room - with the conference paid for! This summer the Annual Conference is held in Las Vegas, June 26-July 1, 2014.  "In exchange for working four hours a day (or a total of 16 hours), these students receive free conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meal expenses. During free time, they may attend programs and participate in other conference activities."


(You can look at the ALA site to see where all Annual and Midwinter conference will be held for the next several years: http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/ala-upcoming-annual-conferences-midwinter-meetings. We are not able to support trips to the ALA Midwinter conference; but the next one will be in Philadelphia, if you have the chance to attend! January 24-28, 2014)

We are only able to nominate one student to ALA, to receive this award. If you would like to be considered please send a letter no longer than two pages (shorter is fine!) addressed to Mary Jordan, GSLIS ALA-SC Faculty Advisor. Tell me about your work to support the aims of ALA-SC at Simmons, your reasons for wanting to attend this conference, and how it will impact your professional work.

The guidelines established by the ALA include:
Each student must be a student chapter member;
  • Each student must be a current ALA member and remain an ALA member through the ALA Annual Conference that he or she is nominated to participate in;
  • Each student accepted cannot have previously participated in the program;
  • Yes, students are eligible if they graduate in May immediately before the conference.
The deadline for all email submissions will be Friday, November 22 before 5:00pm Eastern Time.

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Reference Librarian, Cora J. Belden Library, Rocky Hill CT

FULL-TIME REFERENCE LIBRARIAN - CORA J. BELDEN LIBRARY: The Cora J. Belden Library is seeking a friendly, energetic, self-motivated, tech-savvy professional to join our Adult Services Department. Our ideal candidate will have: excellent customer service skills; a passion for connecting patrons with print and electronic library materials; creativity; comfort with exploring new technology; and the ability to collaborate with colleagues and build relationships with the community. Duties include, but are not limited to: reference assistance; collection development (book selection, ordering and cataloging); readers advisory; technology instruction; and possible adult and teen programming.

 

Qualifications and Experience: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university and progressively responsible experience in a library setting. Full-time position with 40 hours per week, including 1 evening per week and Saturday rotation. Salary is $61,672 with Town benefits. Closing date is 4:30 pm on Wednesday, November 27. Application process: All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, list of references and a completed Town of Rocky Hill Employment Application (found on Town website at http://www.rockyhillct.gov/DeptPages/employment.htm) to: Jessica Dumas, Town of Rocky Hill, Town Manager's Office, 761 Old Main St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

 

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Assistant Professor, Digital History, George Mason University, Fairfax VA

The George Mason University, Department of History and Art History invites applications for a tenure-track position in Digital History at the rank of Assistant Professor. The teaching load is 2-2. 

Qualifications: 
While the historical field is open, candidates must have the ability to teach digital theory and methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels including a graduate course in programming (e.g., PHP, Python, Perl, JavaScript, XML). Ph.D. must be in-hand by August 2014. 

George Mason University is a public research university located approximately 14 miles from Washington, D.C., with over 30,000 students. The Department of History and Art History has a strong record of scholarly research and is home to the award-winning Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. The department also has the largest M.A. program in the country and a nationally ranked Ph.D. program.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F5343z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a letter of interest, CV, and a writing sample and/or a link to a digital project. Letters of reference should be sent separately to Professor Paula Petrik, Chair, Digital History Search, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University, MSN 3G1, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

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Youth Services Choice Coordinator (Part-time), Hartford Public Library, Hartford CT

Youth Services Choice Coordinator (part-time): Hartford Public Library seeks creative and flexible individual for providing effective access to resources, information and ideas, and acts as a point of contact for all school of choice services, programs, and applications, including Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) issues, Sheff vs. O'Neil related lotteries and applications, and Hartford choice programs. Evening and weekend hours are required.

Minimum requirements:
Bachelors Degree in a related discipline required; Masters Degree in Library Science or Education from an accredited program helpful but not required.
Previous experience working with youth and families required.
Previous experience in customer service.
Previous library experience highly desirable.
Previous supervisory/managerial experience required, preferably in a service organization.
Bilingual preferred.


Full requirements, job description and application are available online at http://hplct.org/about/job-openings or Administrative Office, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. A completed signed application must be received in order to be considered for this position. Position open until filled.

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


Youth Services Choice Coordinator
Salary Schedule: G- V Non Bargaining Unit position

Reporting to the Youth and Families Services Director, the Youth Services Choice Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Hartford Public Library's mission and core values. This includes providing effective access to resources, information and ideas, and coordination of all Choice family services, programs and training.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PUBLIC SERVICE
• Acts as a point of contact for all school of choice services, programs, and applications, including Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) issues, Sheff vs. O'Neil related lotteries and applications, and Hartford choice programs.
• Answers reference questions, performs readers' advisory services, and works public service desks.
• Promotes community use of the library and RSCO services by speaking to community groups and through other community contacts.
• Provide both large scale and individual services for parents.
• Develops and presents library sponsored programs for all age groups with an emphasis on school of choice based family programs.
• Plan, develop, document and market school of choice services.
• Required participation in RSCO and other school of choice training opportunities.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT
• Promotes an environment that encourages input from all staff, sets high standards and encourages all library staff members to provide exceptional customer service.
• Provide RSCO training to staff.
• Maintains accurate work records.
• Enforces established policies, rules and regulations, standards of conduct and work attendance. Ensures adequate staffing on public desks.
• Maintains open communication with all staff.


ADMINISTRATIVE
• Directs and coordinates the activities of the Choice location in conjunction with the overall policy and regulations of the Library.
• Prepares statistical reports as requested monthly and annually.
• Prepares daily, monthly, and annual reports as required.
• Participates in the overall administration of Hartford Public Library through committee or taskforce assignments.
• Maintains an inventory of supplies and prepares a supply request at regular intervals.

PROFESSIONAL
• Maintains current knowledge in library principles and practices, education standards and public education opportunities.
• Reads professional journals regularly.
• Maintains proficient level of knowledge in RSCO and other school choice opportunities.
• Serves on professional and community committees/boards where appropriate


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelors Degree in a related discipline required; Masters Degree in Library Science or Education from an accredited program helpful but not required.
• Previous experience working with youth and families required.
• Previous experience in customer service.
• Previous library experience highly desirable.
• Previous supervisory/managerial experience required, preferably in a service organization.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
• Considerable knowledge of staff management. Strong commitment to working within a team management structure as well as work independently within the parameters of the library's priorities.
• Considerable knowledge of the public education system including the portfolio and choice systems.
• Strong commitment to public service.
• Strong communication and public relations skills.
• Ability to relate to children, teens and families in a diverse environment.
• Knowledge of selection and classification of library collection helpful.
• Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library systems and programs.
• Strong computer skills with expertise in word-processing, spreadsheet and database programs.
• Ability to maintain and track data of clients served, provide technical assistance, and recommend enhancements to available services.
• Valid Connecticut driver's license or ability to obtain upon employment.

OTHER SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND KNOWLEDGE
• Multi-task oriented
• Flexible in work habits
• Excellent organizational skills
• Energetic, motivated, and creative professional with strong service orientation
• Ability to work well as a team leader and team member as well as ability to work independently
• Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with all ages of people in a public service context and with professional colleagues
• Ability to attend meetings and conferences as required by the Library or as dictated by professional commitment
• Ability to read and comprehend documents, technical journals, library policies and procedures
• Ability to design, develop, and proofread written and visual materials
• Ability to work nights and weekends
• Language Skills

  1.  Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  2.  Ability to effectively present information to other employees of the organization and the public

• Mathematical Skills

  1.  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

• Reasoning Ability

  1.  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions.

• Bilingual speaker strongly preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
• Ability to work a varied schedule, including evenings and weekends, to attend meetings and events.
• May need to lift boxes, crates or pieces of equipment weighing up to 50 pounds

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Cartographic Reference & Digital Projects Librarian, Osher Map Library, Portland ME

Cartographic Reference & Digital Projects Librarian, Osher Map Library
University Library
Full-time (100%), Portland
UMPSA represented

 

The Cartographic Reference & Digital Projects Librarian provides cartographic and geographic reference services and consultations both onsite and online; maintains Osher Map Library's  (OML) website content; and explores the use of technology to advance teaching, learning, and research with special collections materials by reinforcing the significance of primary source materials as curricular resources in all formats.  Provides leadership in developing digital initiatives and applying new and existing geo-spatial technologies for the cartographic collections and reference services.  This position supervises open reference room hours and services on a schedule that may include weekday, evening, and weekend hours.  In addition, assists the Curator with projects, exhibitions, and other OML activities.

 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • An ALA-accredited master's degree and minimum of two years reference experience preferably in an academic library
  • Experience providing high quality public service and building strong patron relationships
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated awareness of new modes of scholarship and instruction employing rare materials
  • Demonstrated computer and technology skills
  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks and multiple priorities; flexibility in adapting to changing priorities and evolving technologies; and designing projects with a timely conclusion

Preferred:

  • An ALA-accredited master's degree and a bachelor's degree with a major in History, Geography, Fine Arts, Museum Studies, or other disciplines relevant to the history of cartography
  • Two or more years working in a cartographic library or specialized collections library
  • Experience with content management systems (CMS), especially Drupal, and related software for creating and maintaining complex websites and in heterogeneous operating systems including Windows and Mac
  • Experience with online bibliographic data bases
  • Working knowledge of local (Maine), regional (New England), United States and world history and geography; basic map reading skills
  • Awareness of current issues and trends in digital library development and metadata standards
  • Supervisory experience with staff, students or interns
  • Knowledge of or experience with current practices related to the identification, access, control, organization, preservation, promotion and digitization of rare books as primary source materials, including metadata schemas, digital processes, digital preservation, institutional repositories, and open access initiatives
  • Ability to recognize and accurately transcribe foreign languages

 

Apply online at: https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs. You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; and provide contact information for three professional references.  Review of applications will begin December 18, 2013.  Materials received after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university. 

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Intern, Database Project, Documentary Educational Resources (DER), Watertown MA

DER is seeking interns to help develop a comprehensive database of our film and video collection, including film metadata, cataloging information and ancillary holdings (such as transcripts and study guides) for the DER collection, which includes over 800 titles of significant ethnographic, anthropological and social documentary films.  We envision both short and long-term goals for the project.  In the short term, we are hoping to develop a flat database that contains the most essential information about our films and that can be used to drive the content on our website. In the long term, our goal is to create a comprehensive database that is valuable to researchers in anthropology, visual anthropology, cinema studies and related fields.  

Film metadata and other information currently resides in several different databases and on our website (www.der.org).  There are also MARC records for most of our films.  We are interested in using tools such as Collective Access and PB Core (which was designed as an extension of Dublin core specifically for archiving moving image media). The database will include systems for tagging films in terms of geography, genre, and subject areas (using the Ethnographic Thesaurus) among other fields. Internship tasks could involve compiling data from existing sources, developing fields and tagging systems and cataloguing films and other materials, depending on a students interests and abilities. 

DER was established by pioneering ethnographic filmmakers John Marshall and Timothy Asch, whose films were among the founding collection of the Smithsonian's Human Studies Film Archive.  DER staff are working closely with partners at the Smithsonian, as well as at the Library of Congress Folklife Center on the design of the database. 

Contact:

Alice Apley
Executive Director
Documentary Educational Resources
101 Morse Street
Watertown, MA 02472
617.926.0491
alice@der.org
www.der.org

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Instructional Technology Librarian, Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse WI

Instructional Technology Librarian

Murphy Library at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is seeking a creative and technology-savvy librarian to provide leadership in shaping an e-learning information literacy program. The successful candidate will be passionate about student learning. Responsibilities include developing e-learning content, evaluating tools that deliver instructional content, and playing a major role in conducting information literacy instruction sessions. This position will participate in reference services and collection development in assigned subjects and will participate in collegial governance, and campus and professional activities.


Salary and Rank: Competitive salary for 9-month tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. An approximate 50% summer contract is also available.


Starting Date: April 28, 2014


First consideration will be given to applications received by December 16, 2013; this position is open until filled.


Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required.  For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/

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Cataloging Bibliographer, YBP Library Services, Contoocook NH

Job Description 
        Perform subject analysis for a broad range and depth of academic library materials, both print and digital. Assign LC & Medical Subject Headings as appropriate. Assign LC, NLM, Dewey, and Canadian Classification numbers. Create full level cataloging records using MARC (or other metadata format) following AACR2 or RDA as appropriate. Supply library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required. Verify headings against the LC Authority File. Upgrade LC CIP and other less-than-full-level records.
Qualifications 
        BA/BS degree required and equivalent library/vendor knowledge preferred. MLS degree preferred. Ability to work in a production environment and spend the majority of the day working at a PC. Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. Ability to prioritize and work independently and as part of a team. Experience in cataloging is preferred, but we will train the right person with the aptitude and skills. Practical and theoretical knowledge of Dewey and/or LC Classification scheme, MARC 21 Bibliographic and/or AACR2r is desirable. PC skills, OCLC experience or experience using automated library systems for cataloging or acquisitions is preferred. 
Address: 
YBP Library Services 
a Baker & Taylor Company 
999 Maple Street 
Contoocook, NH 03229
Apply in person or at the following web site:  http://www.baker-taylor.com/ 

Click "Careers" at the bottom of the page.

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Head of Special Collections and Archives, Union College, Schenectady NY

Head of Special Collections and Archives


Union College invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of Special Collections and Archives. Founded in 1795 and located in Schenectady, NY, Union is a highly-selective liberal arts college with accredited programs in engineering. The collections and archives reflect the long and distinctive history of the college, its faculty and alumni. Union College is the first college chartered by the New York State Board of
Regents and is one of the oldest colleges in the United States. The collections include rare books to support the curriculum including artists' books, significant works of American and British literature and important works on the history of science and early technology. The collection also includes the complete set of Audubon's Birds of America that was purchased from John James Audubon. The manuscript collection includes the
papers of alumni such as John Bigelow and William James Stillman as well as records that document the history and life of the College and region, including the papers of General Electric scientists such as E.F.W. Alexanderson. The successful candidate will formulate and advance a vision for the College's and Schaffer Library's rare books, manuscripts and archive collections that supports the College's educational mission: to
provide students with the analytic and reflective abilities needed to become engaged, innovative, and ethical contributors to an increasingly diverse, global, and technologically complex society.


The Head of Special Collections and Archives is a key member of the Schaffer Library's leadership team, reporting to the College Librarian. The leadership team meets regularly to discuss and act on policy, budgetary, and other administrative matters affecting the role of cultural resources in support of the College's strategic plan. The Head serves on campus liaison committees related to the library, alumni relations, and the curriculum. In addition, the Head will advise and assist the College Librarian as needed.


 The Head of Special Collections and Archives has primary responsibility for:

• Developing and sustaining a vision for Special Collections and Archives that supports the Library's overall mission and vision as well as the College's mission and vision.

• Contributing to Library strategic planning, service development, and assessment.

• Planning and executing a program to integrate special collections and archives into the curriculum.

• Developing programs and services to acquire, process, digitize, curate and provide access to special collections and archives.

• Making rare books, manuscripts and archive collections accessible to the campus community and broader scholarly community.

• Providing hands-on learning experiences for students in the use of primary sources.

• Partnering with campus stakeholders to develop innovative ways to use the collections to enhance alumni relations and communication.

• Collaborating with library staff on exhibitions, publications, website development, and other projects.

• Managing the department operating budget.

• Supervising 1 FTE and student assistants

 

Qualifications:

• Master's degree accredited by the American Library Association with coursework in archives

• 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in planning, managing and processing archival collections

• Demonstrated commitment to integrating special collections and archives into the curriculum and making the collections accessible to a broad public by way of new and innovative strategies

• Experience working effectively with collectors and donors.

• Excellent written communication skills and public speaking skills

• Experience effectively leading a department and managing budgets, projects, and staff.

• Successful grant writing and experience developing assessment programs

• Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial and collaborative environment. 


Review of applications will begin November 25, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. The College offers an exceptional benefits package including: medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan, and tuition remission. Salary Range: $65,000 - $85,000


Send application materials to:
Union College Human Resources
REQ. #7075
807 Union St.
Schenectady, NY 12308
HR@union.edu.


Additional information about Union College can be found at www.union.edu. Please visit our website for full position description and application instructions: http://www.union.edu/jobs.

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Library Director, Holderness Library, Holderness NH

The Holderness Library is a vital community hub of reading, enrichment, and social activity. The collection of over 13,000 holdings is located in a building on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2011 our Library was recognized as the "Library of the Year" by the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association. It is very important that the Director foster a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, and demonstrate a spirit of cooperation and flexibility with the public, the staff, the Friends of the Library, and the Board of Trustees.


Qualifications:
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (Library, Media, or Information
Science preferred); Masters of Library and Information Science or Masters of Library Science
preferred. 3-5 years of relevant library work experience with personnel management strongly preferred.


Full-time position.


Responsibilities:
Development and management of all Library services, personnel, and facilities. A detailed Job Description and other pertinent information can be found on our website: holdernesslibrary.org.


Communication with the Search Committee should be to holdernesslibrarysearch@gmail.com or Attn.:
Search Committee @ P.O. Box L, Holderness, NH 03245

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Technical Services Librarian, Lane Memorial Library, Hampton NH

Busy coastal New Hampshire public library is looking for a full-time cataloger and IT assistant.

 

Duties: Under the supervision of the Head of Technical Services the cataloger is responsible for a wide variety of IT duties and daily cataloging of all new library acquisitions using Library.Solution cataloging software. Most work is copy cataloging of downloaded records, with occasional original cataloging as necessary. In addition to cataloging, the position involves assisting staff and patrons with software and hardware problems, troubleshooting networking issues, assisting with maintenance of the library's Drupal website, and routine computer maintenance. The position includes shifts on the library's reference desk, including one evening per week.

 

Qualifications: Candidates should be detail-oriented and have some knowledge of cataloging MARC records. They should have a strong technical knowledge of computers and networking. Knowledge of Windows and Linux servers, Drupal, HTML, CSS and PHP are a plus. A high comfort level with common desktop software is critical. Applicants must be able to lift and move computers and monitors, crawl under desks or in tight spaces to hook them up, and not mind the dust doing so. Experience with serving patrons at a reference desk is important. MLS and public library experience preferred.

 

Closing Date: Available immediately. The job will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Salary range: Based on education and experience: $33813-$38259. Generous benefits.  Full job description available http://www.lanememoriallibrary.org/catalogerjob. Send resume and three current professional references with phone numbers to Director Amanda Reynolds Cooper, Lane Memorial Library, 2 Academy Avenue, Hampton, NH 03842 or to acooper@hampton.lib.nh.us. A background check is required. EOE.

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Cataloging Intern, Anna Maria College, Paxton MA

The Mondor-Eagan Library at Anna Maria College is looking for an ambitious intern who would love to learn about working as part of a small staff in cataloging.   We have an interesting collection of Astronomy equipment and books that we recently acquired but you would also be working on day to day collections.   We use the CWMARS Evergreen ILS and OCLC...neither would be a deterrent to your work. 

Anna Maria College in Paxton is a small educational Institution on the fringe of Worcester, Mass, off of Route 122.   We are located on an idyllic rural setting in a friendly atmosphere.   The Library and Information Commons are residing in a newly built area dedicated in September of 2013.

Please contact the director, Janice Wilbur at 508 849 3406 or send a resume to the address below.

 

Anna Maria College

Mondor Eagan Library/Information Commons

50 Sunset Rd.

Paxton, MA  01615

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Undergraduate Research & Instruction Librarian, Millersville University, Millersville PA

Position:    Undergraduate Research and Instruction Librarian

                  Instructor or Assistant Professor

                  Full-time, tenure track, academic year

                  Beginning August 2014

 

Description: Millersville University of Pennsylvania (Millersville, PA) seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative team member to support undergraduate student research, success, and retention at Millersville through collaboration with campus partners, programs, and communities of practice. The successful candidate will also support and advance the library's mission by participating in the general education information literacy program, providing online and in-person research assistance, contributing to on-going assessment efforts, creating learning materials including online tutorials, and serving as subject librarian to assigned academic departments.

 

The Francine G. McNairy Library and Learning Forum recently underwent a $25 million dollar renovation and now features a digital media studio, writing center annex, flexible library classrooms, faculty collaboratory, and café. The library consists of 12 faculty librarians and 11 support staff. Library faculty are full members of the university faculty with all rights and responsibilities of other faculty members, including eligibility for promotion and sabbatical leaves. Library faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and professional development, service to the institution, and institutional governance. The candidate, as part of the tenure requirement, must have made significant progress toward a second graduate degree within five years. 

 

Required Qualifications: MLS or MSLIS from an ALA accredited institution. Strong commitment to and knowledge of current trends and issues in research assistance and librarianship. Experience in providing library instruction and/or teaching. Experience providing research assistance. Experience with communities of practice or peer-to-peer learning. Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. Clear understanding of public services function. Evidence of professional initiative and flexibility. Evidence of a commitment to student learning commensurate with the university's strong instructional mission. Demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity.

           

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability and willingness to work cooperatively in a changing library and university environment. Experience with original research project. Experience with multiple formats for provision of research assistance. Experience creating instructional materials of varying format in support of information literacy skills acquisition. Experience developing working partnerships with academic departments and other campus communities. Second masters degree or doctorate/PhD.

 

To Apply & See Full Job Description: Go to https://jobs.millersville.edu and create a faculty application.  A cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three current professional references will be required. For questions, please email Search Committee Chair, Dr. Marilyn Parrish.

 

Application Submission: Full consideration given to applications received by January 10, 2014.

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NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group) 2014 - Call for Proposals

The 2014 NASIG Program Planning Committee invites proposals for conference sessions. Publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the fields of electronic resources, serials, and scholarly communication are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly communication, publishing, resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental findings are encouraged.

In particular, the Program Planning Committee welcomes programs focusing on the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources, http://bit.ly/1eWD11N , approved by NASIG in July 2013. Program topics from the core competencies include:

* Electronic resource life cycle and management
* Collection development and analysis
* Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, and indexing
* Technology and providing for discovery and access to electronic resources
* Licensing and legal frameworks for electronic resources
* Electronic resources standards, initiatives, best practices, and workflows
* Scholarly communication initiatives

This call for proposals will close on November 15, 2013. Inquiries may be sent to the chairs, Kelli Getz and Anna Creech, at: prog-plan@nasig.org.

Please note the following:

* All sessions will be allotted 60 minutes for the presentation and questions.
* The Program Planning Committee welcomes proposals that are still in the formative stages, and may work with potential presenters to focus their proposals further.
* Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the presentation. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, programs should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.
* Time management issues generally limit each session to two to three speakers for conference sessions. Panels of four or more speakers must be discussed in advance with the Program Planning Committee (prog-plan@nasig.org).
* Please refer to the NASIG reimbursement policy for reimbursement of speaker expenses, http://bit.ly/16EwFC6.
* All session speakers must complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prior to speaking at the conference, http://bit.ly/16TWwit.

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

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Marston Science Library. The successful candidate will be a forward thinking leader who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the changing nature of librarianship in the sciences. Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean, the Chair is a key member of the Libraries' management team, ensuring organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and development of policies for library operations.The Chair of the Marston Science Library is a tenure track faculty position which provides leadership for all aspects of the Marston Science Library services and operations including reference, instruction, circulation and outreach services; collection development; organization, maintenance, and preservation of collections; facilities management, staff management and supervision; and the collaborative development of digital library initiatives. In cooperation with the Science Collections Coordinator, the position also oversees a materials budget of over $1.5M for electronic resources, firm orders, and print serials, as well as additional funding from endowments and for multidisciplinary databases. The Chair collaborates with an innovative, entrepreneurial and team-oriented Science Library faculty and staff to assess strengths and weaknesses, to determine priorities, to establish policies, and to develop departmental service plans that enhance and support the academic mission of the University. The Chair works closely with the Associate Chair and shares the branch's responsibilities and supervisory duties. Please refer to the branch's organizational chart available at:  http://uflib.ufl.edu/msl/about/org_chart.doc. The Chair plays a key role in the evaluation of emerging library technologies and encourages student and faculty use of web-based and instructional technologies. The Chair serves as liaison for development opportunities relating to the department in both the public and private sectors and plays a major role in publicizing and expanding awareness and use of the library's resources, locally and nationally.


The Chair serves on appropriate University and Library committees and pursues scholarly activities in areas of specialization. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Chair of the Marston Science Library will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.


The search will remain open until filled, and review of applications will begin on December 2, 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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Instructional Services Librarian, Babson College, Wellesley MA

Babson College seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative team member for the position of Instructional Services Librarian. Reporting to the Lead Instructional Services Librarian, this position supports and advances library instructional programs through the application of information literacy standards, instructional design principles, pedagogical knowledge, educational technologies and ongoing assessment efforts. This position plays an active role in leading the integration of library instruction into undergraduate and graduate curricula. Additionally, this position provides research consultation support, serves as the liaison to at least one academic division, and embraces a strong, responsive, user-centric customer service model.

In collaboration with the Research & Instruction Team, assesses information literacy needs of students, faculty and staff and develops creative delivery models to meet those needs.

Develops innovative and effective models of library outreach for students, faculty and staff.

Develops and manages digital assets, instructional documentation, in-class presentations and teaching schedules for library instructional programs.

Provides in-person, email and virtual research support to students and faculty as a member of the Research &
Instruction Team.

Conducts ongoing assessments of student learning and contributes to departmental assessment projects.

Learns, implements and teaches new technologies, both in support of larger instructional technology group 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.

 

Minimum Level of Education Required: Master's Degree in Library Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association

At least 3-5 years of post-MLS academic library experience in an automated library setting

Strong and dynamic classroom presence and presentation skills, with evidence of commitment 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

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

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Reference & Information Services Librarian, Westfield Athenaeum, Westfield MA

The Westfield Athenaeum seeks a full-time, dynamic, enthusiastic, and service oriented Reference and Information Services Librarian to help provide reference and technology related service, guidance, direction and referral for our busy library. In a city of approximately 42,000, the Westfield Athenaeum is a unique institution with three entities helping us fulfill our mission: our active library, our noted Historical Museum, and our Art Museum combine to fulfill the informational, recreational, educational and cultural needs of the Greater Westfield area. Join our dedicated staff in providing the full scope of Reference services using current technology and recognizing the
diversity of our services.

The successful candidate will work independently and as part of the Reference and Information Services team; assist with all aspects of non-fiction and Reference collection development; provide support for interlibrary loan services; assist in creating work schedules for Reference and Information Services Staff; provide support for marketing tasks; assist in developing and implementing reference and information policies and procedure; participate in special projects, provide technology assistance to patrons; and other similar duties necessary to the effective delivery of reference and information services at the Athenaeum.

MLS from an ALA accredited program is required, with an emphasis on technology abilities. Excellent customer service and communication skills; demonstrated knowledge of library policies and procedures; knowledge of print and non-print reference resources as well as strong research skills; experience servicing diverse communities with diverse needs; knowledge of historical collections; familiarity with Evergreen a plus.

Excellent benefits; 37 hours per week; one evening and possible Saturday rotation.

Salary: $40,000

Closing Date: November 15, 2013

Send: Please email letter of application, resume and the names of 3 professional references to: Candy
Pennington, Executive Assistant: cpennington@westath.org. Deadline November 15, 2013. For complete job description, please visit our website: www.westath.org.

 

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Young Adult / Asst. Reference Librarian, Medford Public Library, Medford MA

Young Adult / Asst. Reference: Needed immediately, an upbeat, enthusiastic person to initiate programming and interest in a YA Dept with a strong collection. This person should have a Masters in Library Science, and a background in YA services. This candidate will be responsible for collection development, programming, and some work on the Information Desk. This person will also assist in covering the Reference Desk when the Reference Librarian is not present. Strong computer skills and Web design are a MUST! Two nights per week, and some Saturdays. Salary range is $44,280-$53,864.
The City of Medford is an EOE. Please send resumes via mail to Brian G. Boutilier, Director, Medford Public Library, 111 High St. Medford MA 02155 or via e-mail to BBOUTILIER@MinLib.NET. Applications will be accepted until 12/13/13.

 

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Library Director, Town of Great Barrington, Great Barrington MA

Creative and resourceful individual, with a strong public-service orientation, needed to serve as a full time Library Director for the Town of Great Barrington. Responsible for the planning and operations of Mason Library and Ramsdell Library.  The Library Director reports to the Town Manager and is responsible for overseeing a staff of 13 full and part-time personnel and managing a budget of over $400,000. 

 

Commitment to library excellence, experience in expanding library materials and technology, eagerness to initiate and administer community and cultural programs is expected.   The Library Director advises and collaborates with a six-person elected Library Board of Trustees, provides expertise in library management, development and fundraising and is responsible for the implementation of plans, policies and priorities established by the Library Board of Trustees.

 

Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work, have significant experience in the organization and management of library operations, including personnel administration, public relations, fund-raising and finance skills and demonstrated ability for leadership, creative problem solving and innovation.

 

A  Master's Degree in library science and 5 years of senior-level experience is preferred. Candidates should be comfortable in PC environment, able to use Microsoft Office, Excel, Google Drive and Google Docs and Facebook. Full benefit package and salary range between $53 - $58K.  DOQ.  Email application, resume and work references to:  jtabakin@townofgb.org or mail it to Jennifer Tabakin, Town Manager, 334 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230 by December 2, 2013. Employment application may be obtained @ http://www.townofgb.org/Pages/GBarringtonMA_Jobs/.  

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Call for Submissions, Canadian Health Libraries Association 2014 Conference / Conférence 2014 de l'ABSC

Call for Contributed Papers, Posters, and Lightning Strikes
CHLA/ABSC 2014 Annual Conference -- Scaling New Heights Together
Hyatt Regency Montréal, Montréal, QC.  June  16 - 20, 2014

Veuillez prendre note que la version française fait suite au texte anglais.
We invite submissions for the 38th annual Conference of the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC), to be held in Montréal.

The theme of the CHLA/ABSC 2014 conference is "Scaling New Heights Together".

Although  proposals will be accepted from a broad range of innovative partnerships or library activities advancing health librarianship, we invite submissions that address, in particular, activities in the following areas:  embedded librarianship, interprofessional collaborations, library services evaluation, patient-centered care, shared decision making, health literacy and aboriginal health.

To be considered, submissions must be received by December 20, 2013.

All contributors will be contacted by the Program and Posters Committees by February 14th, 2014.

Conference registration information can be found on the conference website:  http://www.chla-absc.ca/conference/content/registration

Abstracts must be submitted using the webform on the CHLA/ABSC 2014 Conference website.

Authors should indicate the format of presentations which they would prefer (contributed paper, poster or lightning strike) in rank order. The Program and Posters Committees will try to give people their first choice of presentation format, but if that isn't possible the Committees will consider the second or third choices.

Please note that conference registration fees will not be waived for presenters of contributed papers, posters and lightning strikes.

See below for a description of the presentation types.

Contributed Papers - a 20-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions.

Posters - a visual presentation of information about new research findings or descriptions of innovative programs and practices. Two prizes will be awarded for the posters, a juried Poster Prize and a People's Choice Prize.

Lightning Strikes - a talk of 5 minutes or less. This provides delegates with an opportunity to contribute to the content of the conference in a less formal manner than a traditional contributed paper. Potential topics could include your experiences about a project, a service, or a product.


Please submit your abstract using the webform on the CHLA/ABSC 2014 Conference website http://www.chla-absc.ca/conference/content/abstract-submission

For questions, please contact Mme Françoise Fierens : francoise.fierens@umontreal.ca

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Assistant Director of Prospect Research, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: 

The Assistant Director of Prospect Research is responsible for assisting in the identification, analysis and pipeline management of potential donors to the hospital. S/he is proactive in expanding the pool of potential prospects and responds to research requests from members of the Development team. 

S/he will serve as a member of the Research team to provide in-depth reporting, financial analysis and identification of potential donors for the current $1B capital campaign.

This position replaces a long-term employee who is relocating and reports to the Senior Director of Prospect Research.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:     

      Indicate key areas of responsibility, major job duties, special projects and key objectives for this position.  These items should be evaluated throughout the year and included in the written annual evaluation.

           Prepare confidential biographical profiles for members of the development staff, senior management, trustee leadership and key volunteers. Determine philanthropic capacity using established and emerging prospect research resources.

           Develop and employ proactive prospecting methodologies to identify new prospects using electronic screening results, modeling techniques, data mining, etc.

           Help establish, maintain, refine, and renew the capital campaign's top prospect lists and complete the gift table with names of potential donors.

           Help ensure that research information is utilized, tested and updated by fundraising staff.

           Identify and screen potential major gift prospects through the systematic review of print and electronic sources. 

           Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:    (MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential functions of the job.)

           Bachelor's degree with a minimum of four years of prospect research experience in Development.

           Fluency with a broad range of research techniques, including print-based and Internet research, searching of electronic databases, interviewing, and the use of other appropriate sources and methods. 

           Computer literacy with experience in word processing, spreadsheets, relational database software, and the Internet. Raiser's Edge experience a plus.

           Exceptional analytical skills and attention to detail.

           Strong problem solving skills, solution-oriented focus, and ability to exercise independent initiative.

           Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively.

           Excellent written communication skills.

           Tact, discretion, diplomacy, and ability to deal with confidential information sensitively. Commitment to ethical research practices.

           Ability to work with front-line fundraising officers in a team-oriented approach.

           Ability to anticipate needs and show initiative in managing and promoting new projects.

           Flexibility and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

           Curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.

           Direct prospect research experience strongly preferred.

CONTACT:

Val Roberts

Senior Director of Prospect Research

Development Office

Brigham and Women's Hospital

116 Huntington Ave, 3rd floor

Boston, MA  02116

vlroberts@partners.org

617-424-4310

Fax: 617-437-1924

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City Librarian, Decatur Public Library, Decatur IL

The Decatur Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a City Librarian to shape the future of Decatur's library services and explore new opportunities to serve the community. The new City Librarian will work with the Library Board, staff, Foundation members and stakeholders to develop a new strategic direction and focus for the Library; serve as the face of the Library in the community it serves; devise and implement innovative and creative plans to position the Library for the future; work with and support the Friends and Foundation members of the Decatur Public Library; and explore alternative revenue sources. The successful candidate will find a library with significant challenges and outstanding opportunities.

 

Governed by a nine-member, appointed Board of Trustees, DPL is a vital library serving the 76,000 residents of the city of Decatur, Illinois. The Library currently has a staffing level of 36.5 FTE and anticipates a $3.4 million budget for 2014.  In 2012, the Library staff at DPL circulated over 500,000 items and provided more than 400 programs to Decatur citizens. The Shilling Local History room has a stellar collection of local Decatur resources. The gallery, in the spacious 100,000+ square foot facility, hosts many traveling exhibits and displays. The Library is also part of the Illinois Heartland Library System

 

Located in central Illinois, Decatur--sometimes known as the 'soybean capital of the world' -- is equidistant between Springfield, the state capital, and Champaign-Urbana, home of the University of Illinois. Decatur, the county seat of Macon County, and home to Millikin University and Richland Community College, offers residents and visitors many options:  arts, theater, and music, a resurgent downtown, a revitalized school district, and a variety of distinct residential neighborhoods. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the excellent park system and trails, and fans of the arts will appreciate the galleries, museums, and a wide variety of live music venues. Decatur is only a few hours' drive from Chicago or St. Louis, as well. For more information about the area of Decatur, please see Decatur Links

 

Qualifications. A Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited program is required and a minimum of five years professional experience in an administrative capacity. The City Librarian works closely with internal and external groups, including the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Foundation, the Friends of the Library, Library staff, and the City of Decatur to promote the vision and goals of the Library. Using strong written and verbal communication skills, the City Librarian is an effective motivator, good negotiator, and tactful partner.  The City Librarian is required to reside within the corporate limits of the City of Decatur. 

 

Public library experience and experience working in a union environment are preferred. Proven experience reporting to a policy-making board and success in collaborating with municipal or county officials are highly desirable. Please see the DPL City Librarian job description for additional details.

 

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $75,000 - 95,000 with a competitive benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates, via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller on or before the closing date--December 16, 2013.

 

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Discovery Services Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore MD

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), an Honors University in Baltimore, Maryland, invites applications for the Discovery Services Librarian.  The successful candidate will, under the direction of the Information Technology Librarian, be responsible for the development, support, and maintenance of all library discovery services and will assist with troubleshooting electronic resource access issues and networking issues. 

 

UMBC serves more than 10,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students.  Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership. The University's ongoing commitment to strengthen the Library has led to investment in extensive technological developments and online resources (see www.umbc.edu/library), complementing a superb facility enlarged and renovated in 1995, and holding more than 1 million volumes.  For more information on UMBC see http://www.umbc.edu.

Responsibilities:  Develop, support, and maintain all library discovery services, which enable access to library resources in all formats.  These discovery services include AOK OneSearch and WorldCat UMBC.  Maintain awareness of enhancements and changes to discovery interfaces and configurations.  Lead a small team that assists with the evaluation and development of the user discovery interfaces.  Provide training, documentation, and public assistance for the Library discovery services.  Assist with troubleshooting electronic resource access issues, including remote access issues and networking issues.  Work closely with other departments on the development of web technologies and assist in the development of mobile technologies.  As a member of the Library Information Technology Services Unit, will assist when needed with troubleshooting equipment and software issues throughout the Library, including in the Digital Media Lab.  Work cooperatively with other library departments, UMBC IT and USMAI consortium members on discovery and access related issues.  Report to the Information Technology Librarian.

 

Requirements:  

MLS from accredited library school or information science program. Demonstrated experience supporting and developing one or more library discovery interfaces (such as Ebsco Discovery Services and WorldCat Local); experience with electronic resource support tools (such as EZProxy, Shibboleth, and SFX).  Knowledge of web technologies and standards related to effective e-resource access and discovery.  Knowledge of emerging web-scale library solutions.  Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), strong customer service orientation, and a positive, proactive approach to problem solving.  Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities. 

 

Desirable: 

Experience with EBSCO discovery products.  Experience with web development, including PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, and Javascript.  Knowledge of networking infrastructure and troubleshooting.  Experience with mobile technologies and app creation.  Experience working with digital media equipment and software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro). 

Salary and Benefits:  Position is a 12-month library faculty appointment at anticipated rank of Librarian I. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Minimum salary: $48,000, comprehensive benefits.  The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and permanent status.

Applications:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  For best consideration, please respond by November 20, 2013. Send letter of application addressing position requirements, résumé, and the names and contact information of three references to:  Dr. Larry Wilt, Director, Library 353, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland, 21250 or aok@umbc.edu.

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Library Director, Cumberland County Library System, Shippensburg PA

Salary: $40,000 to $50,000

Status: Full-time

Posted: 11/06/13

Deadline: 12/06/13

 

Library Director

Shippensburg Public Library (PA), a member of the Cumberland County Library System, seeks a service-oriented library director with experience in public service, planning, budgeting, grant writing, collection development, staff management and technology.  The librarian will be an integral part of the community, active in fundraising and community relations.

Background: Located in a scenic college town in south central Pennsylvania, the library serves a growing population of 30,881 borough and rural residents. It enjoys a high level of support from an involved Board of Directors, receiving dedicated tax funds from Cumberland County and three Franklin County municipalities.  The library has a staff of 18 (10.84 FTE), a $526,601 operating budget and a collection of 60,378.  It uses Horizon software (a Sierra migration is in progress) and has four Gates public access computers.  A building expansion is planned which will nearly double the space of its current 11,500 sq. ft. historic facility.  Approximately $3.9 million has been raised towards the $8.1 million capital campaign for the project, and plans call for the renovations and expansion to begin by the summer of 2014.

Required: ALA-accredited MLS. Three years supervisory experience.  Demonstrated leadership and communication skills.  Knowledge of PC and automated library system software.

Salary: $40,000 - $50,000 based on experience, plus benefits.

Apply: Send cover letter, resume, 3 references, salary history and requirements to: Search Committee, Shippensburg Public Library, 73 West King St., Shippensburg, PA 17257

Deadline:  Application review begins Monday, December 9, 2013.

Employer Profile

MISSION

The Cumberland County Library System (CCLS) administrative office's mission is to plan, develop, coordinate and provide comprehensive public library services for residents through a cooperative network of eight public libraries.  Its primary focus is to primary focus is to meet the cultural, educational and informational needs of library users and community residents.

SERVICES

Cumberland County's libraries are the most well-used and visible of county-funded services.  Statistics show that about 1.3 million people visit the CCLS physical facilities annually, plus more than 3.6 million people visit its web site and online catalog.  In addition, the CCLS has the highest circulation per capita - 10.82 - of any county system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

According to a countywide telephone survey conducted five years ago, the primary reason citizens use Cumberland County's libraries is to obtain materials for leisure reading, listening or viewing pleasure.  Their primary reason for supporting library services is to support academic achievement and children's library use.

The CCLS includes an administrative office, seven federated local libraries and one branch facility.   The system serves a state-designated service area of 244,731 people that includes three Franklin County municipalities located in the Shippensburg Area School District (Shippensburg, Orrstown and Southampton Township).

Service area residents or real property owners are eligible for a library card, at no charge, to borrow materials or use online services from any Cumberland County public library or the web site.  The CCLS' member libraries include Amelia Givin Library (Mt. Holly Springs), Bosler Memorial Library (Carlisle), Cleve J. Fredricksen Library (Camp Hill) and its East Pennsboro Branch, John Graham Public Library (Newville), Joseph T. Simpson Public Library (Mechanicsburg), New Cumberland Public Library and Shippensburg Public Library.

SYSTEM LEVEL SERVICES

The System's administrative office provides services in six major areas:

1.         Information Technology-- Administration of a 300+-user countywide, high-speed computer network that provides the public with a web site and staff with an integrated library system suite of software products that control circulation, cataloging, purchases, homebound services, periodical subscriptions, office productivity and fund raising functions (2012 Information Technology Budget: $496,958 or 34%);

2.         Technical Services-- Provides member libraries with central purchasing of library materials (acquisitions), database development and maintenance (cataloging) and processing of new materials  (2012 Technical Services Budget: $414,571 or 29%);

3.         Library Services -- Provides citizens with Internet services, online databases, library delivery services, printing, programming and library supplies (such as library cards, book jackets, spine labels, etc.) (2012 Library Services Budget: $282,358 or 19%)

4.         Training Services --Provides staff and library board members with training (2012 Training Services Budget: $91,627 or 6%)

5.         Outreach Services--Provides home delivery of library materials homebound and nursing home residents through a volunteer network (2012 Outreach Services Budget: $45,976 or 3%)

6.         Administrative & Financial--Policies, service planning & evaluation, fund distribution, and advocacy (2012 Administrative Budget: $121,331 or 8%)

ORGANIZATION

The Library System's administrative office is a department within Cumberland County government and reports to the Library System Board and the Cumberland County Commissioners' office.   It employs 10 full-time and 6 part-time individuals and is located at 1601 Ritner Highway, Suite 100 Carlisle.

The System Board's seven library board members and seven alternates are nominated by member libraries for appointment by the County Commissioners.

The System also has an independent Cumberland County Library System Foundation that is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization.  The Commissioners make one appointment to this board.

MORE INFORMATION

The CCLS maintains a presence on the County web site, but its primary web site is located at: http://cumberlandcountylibraries.org.

Information available here includes:

•           Library Board: http://www.cumberlandcountylibraries.org/?q=CHQ_Board_Members

•           Finance: http://www.cumberlandcountylibraries.org/?q=CHQ_Finance

•           Budgets & Audits: http://www.cumberlandcountylibraries.org/?q=CHQ_Budgets_Audits

•           Public Policies: http://www.cumberlandcountylibraries.org/?q=Policies

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Manager of Library Operations II, Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City OK

Salary: $65,894 to $65,894

Status: Full-time

Posted: 11/06/13

Deadline: 12/06/13

 

 

Manager of Library Operations II

 

Job Summary: Under administrative direction, plans, organizes and manages all operations of a regional (large-sized community) library, including library services, collection management, facility management, staff and volunteer management, budget preparation and oversight, programming, community related activities, and safety. This requires excellent customer service skills, building and maintaining strategic relationships; planning and organizational skills; and the ability to create and maintain a library that is an inviting and innovative link to the world.

 

Salary & Hours: $65,894.40 annual. Must be available all hours the library is open; must work a minimum of one evening a week and one Saturday or Sunday once a month. This position is overtime exempt.

 

Benefits: The Metropolitan Library System provides the following benefits to full-time employees.

 

  •     Health benefits that include medical, dental, and prescription coverage
  •     Vision coverage paid in full
  •     8 hours of vacation leave per month
  •     8 hours of sick leave per month
  •     9 paid holidays
  •     Great retirement plan (Defined Contribution Plan)
  •     Scholarship reimbursement opportunities
  •     Life and AD&D Insurance paid in full
  •     Long Term Care paid in full
  •     Long Term Disability paid in full

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Solutions Architect, Ex Libris, Boston MA

Are you interested in a dynamic role in a market leading Software Company? Are you fueled by collaborating with people across departments and regions on a day-to-day basis? If you are talented, technical and weary of sitting behind a desk, building your career as a Solutions Architect at Ex Libris is the perfect fit for you.


With the largest research and development team in the library industry, Ex Libris serves over 5,000 libraries around the world with systems and services that enable libraries to serve patrons and researchers alike. As Solutions Architect, you will have the opportunity to interface with multiple organizations within and outside of our company including sales, marketing, development and services. The Solutions Architect will accompany account managers on customer visits; provide consultation to account managers and prospective customers, via the telephone, email or webinar; and assist with RFP responses. The Solutions Architect will attend customer user group meetings, sales meetings, and occasional industry conferences.

Based in our Boston office, our innovative team is growing fast to keep up with the pace of sales and product development within our company

 

Required Qualifications:

The position requires:

  •  Proven presentation experience
  •  Proven experience in planning and delivering presentations
  •  Hands-on, functional experience with library systems
  •  Strong technical skills; basic HTML/CSS is helpful
  •  Knowledge of current and evolving library practices and trends
  •  Ability to communicate professionally in written responses to emails, RFPs, and webinars
  •  MLIS degree (desirable)

The position requires 50% travel.

 

About Ex Libris:

The Ex Libris Group is a leading provider of library automation solutions, offering the only comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of all materials--print, electronic, and digital. Dedicated to developing the market's most inventive and creative solutions, Ex Libris leads the way in defining and designing efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of academic and research libraries all over the world. Learn more about Ex Libris at:http://www.exlibrisgroup.com

 

If you are interested in the position, please send inquiries and/or a CV to:

Ido Peled

Director of Solution Architecture

ido.peled@exlibrisgroup.com

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Engineering/Emerging Technologies Librarian, Scholes Library, Alfred University, Alfred NY

Engineering/Emerging  Technologies  Librarian   

Samuel  R.  Scholes  Library  of  Ceramics 

 

Engineering/Emerging  Technologies  Librarian   

Samuel  R.  Scholes  Library  of  Ceramics 

 

Scholes  Library  at  Alfred  University  invites  qualified  applicants  for  the  position  of  Engineering/Emerging  Technologies  Librarian. This  faculty  librarian  serves  internationally  recognized  programs  within  The  New  York  State  College  of  Ceramics  at  Alfred  University.     

 

Scholes  Library  is  a  research-­‐focused  specialized  library,  serving  the  Inamori  School  of  Engineering  and  the  School  of  Art  and  Design  at  Alfred  University.    This  position  is  a  10-­‐month,  tenure-­‐track  appointment  reporting  to  the  Library  Director/Associate Dean  of  Libraries.    The  successful  candidate  will  have  multiple  responsibilities  including  subject  specialist  support  to  the  Inamori  School  of  Engineering  and  leadership  for  library  systems  at  Scholes  Library.     

 

This  position  has  two  primary  roles: 

 

Engineering  and  Science  Role:  This  librarian  serves  as  Engineering  Subject  Specialist,  with  responsibility  for  collection development,  technical  reference,  library  instruction,  and  research  support  services  to  the  School  of  Engineering.   

 

Emerging  Technologies  Role:    This  librarian  will  manage  and  implement  technologies  that  support  instruction,  reference,  and  scholarly  activities  at  Scholes  Library.  H/she  oversees  the  library  website  and  provides  first-­‐line  technical  support  for  hardware and  software  issues    This  librarian  will  collaborate  in  joint  efforts  with  Alfred  University's  Herrick  Memorial  Library  to  manage shared  library  systems  and  to  implement  new  library  systems. This  role  also  includes  liaison  responsibilities  to  the  Alfred  University's  Information  Technology  Services  (ITS)  Unit.   

 

Additional  Service:  All  library  faculty  are  required  to  serve  on  Library,  College,  and  University  committees  and  participate  in scheduled  reference  coverage,  including  some  evening  and  occasional  weekend  hours.   

 

Required  qualifications:  an  ALA-­‐accredited  Master's  Degree  in  Library/Information  Science  or  equivalent;  familiarity  with  specialized  information  resources  specific  to  science  and  engineering  (i.e. patents,  standards,  technical  reports,  and  specialized 

data  software);  a  strong  background  in  the  physical  sciences  or  engineering;  strong  computing  skills;  an  ability  to  manage multiple  projects;  enthusiasm  for  collaboration;  a  passion  for  instruction;  an  ability  to  understand  and  address  the  technical information  needs  at  the  undergraduate,  graduate,  and  faculty  research  levels;  an  ability  to  meet  the  requirements  of  promotion  and  tenure. 

 

Preference  will  be  given  to  candidates  with:  a  background  in  Materials  Science,  experience  implementing  emerging  library technologies  (i.e.  content  management  systems,  repositories,  data  management  software);  experience  coding  for  web  technologies  including  Html,  CSS,  JavaScript  or  PHP;  experience  supporting  interlibrary  loan/document  delivery  technologies; or  experience  with  any  of  the  following  technologies  (Iliad,  MS  Access,  Joomla,  DSpace,  MDID,  Aleph  500,  LibGuides,  LibAnswers,  LibAnalytics,  Summon,  EZProxy,  OCLC  Products,  SerialsSolutions  360  Link/Core  ). 

 

Salary  is  competitive  with  excellent  benefits  including  tuition  remission.  Alfred  University  is  a  comprehensive  university  of  2,000  students,  located  in  Western  New  York.    The  University  is  an  affirmative  action/equal  opportunity  employer  committed  to  recruiting,  supporting  and  fostering  a  diverse  community  of  outstanding  faculty,  staff,  and  students.  Minorities  and  women are  encouraged  to  apply. Additional information  is  available  at  www.alfred.edu. 

 

To  apply,  please  submit  the  following  to  the  address  below:  (Email  &  PDF  preferred) 

 

1)  A  letter  of  introduction  outlining  how  your  qualifications  and  experience  match  this  opportunity;     

3)  Current Resume/Vitae; 

4)  Names, email,  and  phone  numbers  of  three  appropriate  references   

 

Mark  A.  Smith 

Director,  Scholes  Library 

NYS  College  of  Ceramics  at  Alfred  University 

2  Pine  Street 

Alfred,  NY  14802 

email: msmith@alfred.edu

 

Application  review  begins  December  2,  2013  and  will  continue  until  the  position  is  filled. 

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Section Manager, Data Services, 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 Section Manager, Data Services position at our Corporate Headquarters in Dublin, Ohio.

Job Requirements

  • Interfaces with partners, users, and OCLC staff, negotiating batch processing solutions when necessary, bringing a high level of customer service and tact
  • Manages Database Specialists and other Batchload staff in the processes necessary to achieve Batchload-related production targets
  • Provides consultant-level operational and technical support for users of batch updating services to WorldCat and associated databases databases (WorldCat, institutional and detailed holdings <LDR and its replacement, IHB-related, etc.>) updating of WorldCat and associated databases by providing product expertise for bibliographic and detailed holdings, circulation, acquisitions, and other batchload-related projects
  • Makes presentations to users and staff
  • MLS from an ALA accredited library school or other Masters degree appropriate to the position and/or 6-9 or more years increasingly responsible OCLC-related library experience; demonstrated expertise in the library database maintenance
  • 4-6 years' experience in technical user support through an OCLC partner or other library automation vendor
  • 3-5 years of experience managing a production operation, with responsibilities for prioritizing efforts and managing staff through periods of change
  • Extensive knowledge of MARC formats and structures (e.g. MARC21, MFHD) standard cataloging tools, including Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Library of Congress Subject Headings, various classification schemes; thorough knowledge of principles and practices of cataloging, especially serials cataloging. Knowledge of other metadata schemes and tools (e.g., local detailed holdings/circulation and acquisitions practices, Dublin Core, etc.)
  • Extensive experience in coordinating and directing projects; experience in design and implementation of automated systems
  • End user knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems and application software related to cataloging and databases
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills

TO APPLY:  Visit our website at www.oclc.jobs and locate Job #2320.  Create a personal profile by uploading your Word-formatted resume.

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/w25gt4c

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Technical Services Librarian/Instructor, East Central University, Ada OK

East Central University seeks a Technical Services Librarian/Instructor   /non-tenure track/12 month.  Available January 6, 2013.  ECU is a student-centered regional state university located in Ada, Oklahoma. ECU offers thirty-three undergraduate baccalaureate degree programs in arts and letters, business, education, mathematics and sciences, nursing, and the social sciences; and ten master's degrees in education, human resources, and psychology. ECU's 4,600 students come from 32 countries and 28 different states.  About 65% of the 172 faculty hold doctorates.

DUTIES: responsible for cataloging, government documents, and systems; shared reference and instruction; faculty liaison and collection development in assigned subject areas; supervises one full-time staff member. 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA accredited MLS; excellent communication skills, strong public service orientation, and technical experience

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  previous cataloging, government documents and/or systems experience preferred, particularly with Innovative Interfaces Inc. products. 

 

To Apply: Send a letter of application, resume, three references (with names, addresses, phone numbers), *Disclosure Statement, and copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts to:  Employment Services, East Central University, 1100 E. 14th Street, Ada, OK 74820 or via email to es@ecok.edu.  Application review will begin November 27, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE.

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Archival Fellow - University Libraries, Delaware State University, Dover DE

General Description of the Job

Nine-month fellowship for a recent graduate in the field of archival science. Fellow will gain experience completing a broad array of archival tasks through assisting the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian with processing, reference, outreach, collection development, and digitization. This position is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and includes benefits.

 

Essential Functions

The following are the functions essential to performing this job. 

  1. Process, re-house, and write finding aids for collections.
  2. Assist in selection of digitization priorities.
  3. Create digital surrogates for original materials.
  4. Promote use of collections through blog posts, archival instruction classes, and other outreach activities.
  5. Prepare monthly reports detailing progress on assigned projects.
  6. Maintains an awareness of current library and archival issues and trends.
  7. Assist in the creation of exhibits as required.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned by the University Archivist and by the Dean of University Libraries.

Other Functions

Individuals in this job may be assigned one or more of the following tasks on a rotating or as-needed basis.

  1. Assist on-site researchers by explaining archival policies, conducting reference interviews, identifying and retrieving collection materials, and monitoring researchers.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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

  1. Thorough knowledge of archival practices and standards.
  2. Excellent communication, organizational, and prioritization skills
  3. Ability to pay close attention to detail and thoroughly quality control the work of yourself and others.
  4. Familiarity with Encoded Archival Description, DACS, Dublin Core and/or other metadata standards and schemes
  5. Ability to identify preservation issues
  6. Discretion with confidential information
  7. Ability to work independently
  8. Must be able to lift boxes of at least 40 pounds and work in an environment as cold as 60°F.

Qualification Standards

Education:  Recent graduate with a MLIS/MAS/MA degree from an ALA-accredited program with a specialization in archives; or a graduate degree in History or Museum studies in combination with relevant experience and coursework in archives.

Preferred experience:  Experience with digitization projects, familiarity with archival practices and standards (such as DACS, EAD, etc.), proficient in standard computer applications.

Other preferences:  Experience in an academic library environment and with photo editing software a plus.

Performance Standards

 The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1.  Demonstrate knowledge of the DSU Fundamentals

Visit  http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DESU&cws=1&rid=1793 to apply.

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Supervisory Librarian, Department Of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration,

Job Title: Supervisory Librarian

Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number: PG-14-LMo-978784



SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 to Tuesday, November 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1410-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent


DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/354499900

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy ID: 978784

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

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

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

________________________________
DUTIES:

This position is located at the Washington DC VA Medical Center in Washington DC.  The primary purpose of this position is to develop, manage, and direct an extensive local library program and provide information and reference support to clinical and nursing programs and committees.
Major duties and responsibilities include:

*        Develop and maintain a clinical librarianship program.

*        Work with physicians, nurses and other staffing clinical settings and in routine clinical conferences.

*        Present reports to provide patient-specific information.

*        Function as a resource to clinicians by searching medical databases to identify and retrieve knowledge-based information, answer questions and resolve controversies in diagnosis and treatment, clarify clinical decisions, making decisions regarding the best course of care, and educating on rare medical conditions.

*        Use knowledge of evidence-based practice and sources to provide highly-specific, case-related medical literature which contributes to quality patient care, as well as quality clinical education for medical students, residents, and clinical staff.

*        Provide instruction to physicians and nurses in MEDLINE and other health-related databases.

*        Serve as a member of interdisciplinary, hospital-wide committees and acts as a consultant providing information that is relevant to the work, concerns and consideration of the committees.

*        Develop communications and marketing materials for library services and resources.

*        Meet with teams and committees to present information about library resources and services and how they can be used most effectively.

*        Establish access to electronic resources.

*        Manage technical changes to electronic resources to preempt resource access problems and responds to patron's access issues in a timely manner.

*        Develop, acquire and maintain tools for the management of electronic resources, such as Electronic Resource Management (ERM) systems, link technologies, discovery services, and authentication systems.

*        Develop and maintain library's Intranet and applicability to library services.

*        Implements new technologies.

*        Other related duties as assigned.

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

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

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Director and Professor of Preservation Studies, Boston University, Boston MA

The American and New England Studies Program at Boston University is seeking applications and nominations for a senior faculty member at the level of tenured full Professor to both teach classes in and serve as director of our MA program in Preservation Studies beginning Fall 2014 (pending budgetary approval). Applicants must be able to teach courses in historic preservation, as well as topics that would fit more broadly in an American Studies framework. As we anticipate extending the reach of this program into our undergraduate offerings and into the American Studies PhD program, we seek someone who will teach undergraduates as well as MA and PhD students.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, c.v., and the names of three referees to Professor William Moore, Chair of Preservation Search at moorewd@bu.edu by November 15. Competitive salary and compensation package. Boston University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Please note that this position announcement supersedes any earlier posting.

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Technical Services Librarian (Slavic Language Emphasis), Catalog Department, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland OH

The Cleveland Public Library seeks a dynamic individual to catalog and process Cyrillic and Eastern European material, as well as English books.  Other duties may be required.  

 

Required: Advanced reading knowledge of at least one language using the Cyrillic alphabet, ALA Accredited Master's Degree with cataloging course work.  Cataloging experience preferred.  Salary:  $50,998.74. 

 

For more information, and/or to apply, please visit www.cpl.org "The Library", "Employment."  Applications due Nov. 30, 2013.

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Director, Kent Memorial Library, Suffield CT

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Dec. 1, 2013

POSITION STATUS: Regular FT

EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Exempt                               

RATE OF PAY: Competitive

This position is responsible for the overseeing the library's day-to-day operations, its staff and volunteers.

The director's duties will include: Develop organizational operating plan, budget, goals and procedures to assure quality patron service, staffing, library programs and services, community relations, optimum access to the library collection, and enlargement of the collection. Prepare and oversee department's budget. Set goals and objectives for the Library, monitor progress and forecast trends, analyze needs of the community. Oversee all personnel matters; including but not limited to; interview, hire, schedule and terminate department employees. Oversees selection, weeding, and development of the library's collection using output measures which support the mission and goals of the library. Provide monthly updates on activities, budget and grants to Commission. Procure grants for library services and capital improvements. Work with the Board of Commissioners and community advisors in crafting a Long-Range Strategic Plan for the Kent Memorial Library. Acts as liaison on fundraising campaigns with the Friends of the Kent Memorial Library and the Suffield Library Foundation. Direct the maintenance of library building and grounds, set priorities that include developing the Capital Budget. The Director will partner with City agencies to enhance the Library's already strong commitment to cultural competency and diversity programming.

For more information, go to: http://www.suffield-library.org/?page_id=1656

 

 

To apply: send a resume, cover letter and three work-related current references to: Kent Memorial Library, c/o Lynne Cigal, Chair, Library Commission, 50 North main St., Suffield, CT  06078 OR lcigal37@gmail.com.  Applications must be postmarked no later than Dec. 1, 2013. E.O.E.

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Circulation Supervisor, Simi Valley Public Library, Simi Valley CA

Position:               Circulation Supervisor, Full-time, 40hrs weekly

Location:              Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon, Simi Valley, CA 93063

Website Address:      www.lssi.com, online Application for Employment

Job Status:     40hrs weekly with full-time benefits (medical, dental, and paid leave)

 

Minimum Education Required:       BA/BS required

Experience Required:         Supervisory experience required. Previous library experience preferred; broad familiarity with computer systems and strong interpersonal skills essential.  Spanish speaking preferred.

                                         

Application Deadline:           Open Until Filled; Previous applicants do not need to reapply    

                                        

 

The position's primary responsibilities are:

To provide supervisory/lead experience in a fast paced customer service environment; to be able to build and lead effective teams, including scheduling, training and evaluation of direct reports;  to use effective listening and problem solving skills; to tactfully handle public inquiries and complaints and communicate library policies and procedures; to provide feedback and recommendations regarding reference coordination and circulation functions and addressing the overarching circulation needs impacting the Simi Valley Public Library.

 

Requirements for the position are as follows:

The ideal candidate will possess supervisory experience in a library or retail setting; the desire to provide the highest quality services possible, effective listening and problem solving skills, and excellent planning and organizational skills.  The Circulation Supervisor must embrace change and have the ability to strategize; relate to individuals of all ages and backgrounds; possess excellent planning and organizational skills; and able to lift and carry bags of books or boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.   Background check is required.

 

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Associate Director, Schusterman Library, University of Oklahoma--Tulsa, Tulsa OK

Schusterman Library, University of Oklahoma--Tulsa invites applications for an Associate Director for User Experience and Assessment to join our leadership team.  Minimum qualifications include Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school, minimum 5 years professional experience and 2 years in a professional leadership role.  A demonstrated record of success in working with students and faculty in a college or university setting, including public services roles, providing instruction and research assistance.  A demonstrated record of excellence in communication (oral, written and interpersonal) and professional development (scholarship, publication, service and grants).

For additional requirements and application instructions visit https://jobs.ou.edu, select 'search listings' and enter Requisition #18211. 

Rank/salary range:  Non-tenured, minimum rank of Assistant Professor/ $65,000-$75,000. 

Additional information available at http://library.tulsa.ou.edu/about/library-jobs/AD or contact Junie Janzen, Chair, Search Committee; junie-janzen@ouhsc.edu.  

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Reference & Young Adult Librarian, Bedford Free Public Library, Bedford MA

Duties/Description:

The Bedford Free Public Library in Bedford, Massachusetts (pop. 13,500) is looking for a forward-thinking,
enthusiastic librarian who enjoys working with teens to be responsible for our teen programming and young adult collection. This person will provide readers advisory assistance to teens and parents, encourage use of the Library by teens, and will serve as our outreach coordinator with local secondary school teachers and librarians.

This position also involves covering our busy reference desk. In addition, this person will participate in adult
collection development and other professional tasks; troubleshoot library equipment; provide computer and
Internet instruction; keep current with developing technology, have demonstrated aptitude with ebooks and
ereaders as well as social media; and work closely with the Head of Reference.


Schedule: must be available to work 3 or 4 weekday afternoons during the school year, plus one evening a week and one Saturday a month.


Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library Science is required. Strong public service, reference, and technology skills required. Experience working with teens strongly desired.


Salary: $22.70 to $30.02 per hour + Town of Bedford benefits


Closing Date: December 2, 2013


Send: Please send a cover letter, resume, and completed Town of Bedford application (available online at
bedfordma.gov) to Noreen O'Gara, Assistant Library Director, Bedford Free Public Library, 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA, 01730 (nogara@minlib.net).

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Children's/Young Adult Librarian, Medway Public Library, Medway MA

Duties/Description: The Town of Medway Public Library seeks qualified candidates for the part-time (20 hour per week) position of Children's/Young Adult Librarian. This union position reports directly to the Library Director, and includes health and retirement benefits as well as sick, personal, and vacation time.

Some Responsibilities include:
Manages the Children's and Young Adult Departments under the general direction of the Library Director

  1. Plans and conducts children's story times, and book clubs and special events for children and young adults Provides readers' advisory, reference, early literacy, outreach, and other library services to children, families, educators, and other patrons
  2. Works with Director to select children's and young adult materials
  3. Coordinates activities with schools, preschools, day care centers, and community groups
  4. Manages Cultural Council and other grants for children's and young adult programming
  5. Performs circulation desk responsibilities

This position will require approximately one evening per  week and one Saturday per month.


Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution
  2. Experience working with and providing programming to children and teens
  3. Knowledge of contemporary children's and young adult literature
  4. Enthusiasm, creativity, and excellent written and oral communication skills
  5. Familiarity with electronic technology and social media
  6. Ability to communicate tactfully and courteously with all ages

Salary: $19.44 - $25.56


Closing Date: Open until filled


Send: Please send cover letter and resume to Human
Resource Director, Town Hall, 155 Village Street,
Medway MA 02053.

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Library Applications Development Manager, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston MA

Duties/Description: Library Applications Development Manager

University of Massachusetts Boston

The Library Applications Development Manager is responsible for working with the Dean of University Libraries and other campus leadership to identify, discover, develop, and define new library-specific technology-related projects and applications, and making recommendations regarding the priorities of these projects. Duties include, but are not limited to: administering existing library systems and applications such as the integrated library system, inter-library loan, electronic reserves, proxy server, link resolver and related applications; conducting requirements analysis, architecture, design, coding, testing, development and support of digital library services systems; leading in the exploration and design, testing, and integration of new systems and databases to re-develop, enhance, or modify existing systems; maintaining and fostering linkages with
campus partners (Information Technology Services) and stakeholders (faculty, students, staff) in order to
understand needs and build information systems that improve access to library resources; researching products, services, and utilities that improve efficiencies, provide new services to library patrons, and improve access to the library's digital resources; communicating with the Library Dean and department heads to identify problems and provide reliable and sound technology-based solutions, as needed; maintaining security and confidentiality of sensitive data in accordance with University policies and procedures; defining processes for quality assurance and programming standards and security; working with UMass Information Technology Services (UITS) and UMass Boston campus departments to create data feeds to populate library systems; assisting the Library in maximizing data-driven decision-making through compiling and organizing system
statistics; training library staff on systems and applications as needed; performing other duties as assigned.


Qualifications: Minimum Requirements:

* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a closely related field, Master's Degree in Computer Science, Library Science or a closely related field preferred, and a minimum of seven years experience in systems administration, programming, or applications development.
* Facility in developing system architectures, testing, deploying and supporting software systems for a large
population of location and remote users.
* Experience in web design and application development, requirements analysis and software project management.
* Experience in software development in Java or similar environments that interact with databases using variations of SQL.
* Experience with Voyager, E-Z Proxy, IIIiad, Docutek, Linux, Ruby on Rails, and Drupal is preferred. Knowledge of libraries and digital library services preferred.
* Ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems on software, hardware, networks, and computer interfaces.
* Ability to assess system performance, and assess and advise on technology related strategies.
* Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
* Ability to interact with and develop working relationships with all levels of staff, faculty, and vendors.
* Ability to use creativity in identifying complex problems and finding solutions quickly and accurately.
* Ability to change priorities as projects expand or project needs change.
* Attention to detail in communicating technical issues and implementing solutions.
* Demonstrated ability to support a user-centered service in a research-intensive, fast-paced, culturally diverse higher education environment.

Normal Hiring Range: $46,434 - $50,787

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter, and list
of three professional references.

http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=43773


Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.


Closing Date: 01/24/2014

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Temporary Information Services Senior Specialist, Bain & Company, Boston MA

Duties/Description:

The Senior Specialist, Information Services works as part of a regional team to provide comprehensive research and information services to consulting and administrative staff using appropriate electronic, print, and other resources. Frequently works as part of case teams to assist in research planning, information management, training, and capture of research experience. The Senior Specialist may have specialized knowledge of resources in one of Bain's Industry Practice Areas. This full-time temporary position will start in January 2014 and will have a duration of 12 weeks with possibility for limited extension.

Core Responsibilities and Duties:
Research Support

  •  Conducts research for local and regional case teams, Practice Areas and client development utilizing electronic, print and other resources as appropriate
  •  Provides filtered and often synthesized research results
  •  Proactively works with Case Team to understand the context of the case and specific case information needs
  •  Provides just-in-time business research for consulting and consulting support staff at all levels

Administrative:

  •  Use internal database to track personal research requests in real time, including appropriate cost recovery information
  •  Assist with collection maintenance projects as needed (print and electronic)

Qualifications:

  •  Degree in Library Science from an accredited university or equivalent higher education degree
  •  Five to Seven years demonstrated competency in conducting complex research inquiries using a variety of information sources in a fast-paced consulting, financial services or other business setting desired
  •  Database proficiency with Thomson Research, Capital IQ, Bloomberg, LexisNexis, Factiva, and Profound preferred
  •  Works independently
  •  Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills


Send:

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume online:

https://csscareers-bain.icims.com/jobs/1518/temporary-senior-specialist%2c-information-services/job

For more information please visit www.joinbain.com.

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Director of the Bruce Jackson Library, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton MA

Duties/Description:

Established in 1970 and containing a combined total of over 330,000 volumes, the Gordon-Conwell libraries serve students enrolled in academic and professional studies at the four Gordon-Conwell campuses, as well as the Semlink distance education and Doctor of Ministry programs. The Bruce Jackson Library in Boston contains over 30,000 volumes and has access to a variety of online databases and resources through the Gordon-Conwell library system. The library serves the Gordon-Conwell Center for Ministerial Education (CUME) in Boston and provides library resources and services to a diverse bi-lingual student body in several languages including English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

The Gordon-Conwell libraries share a unified library catalog, a common circulation and cataloging system, and
electronic databases. The combined libraries have a current full-time staff of ten and are supported by a sizable number of student workers. Centralized services for technical services, interlibrary loan, and circulation are provided by the main Gordon-Conwell library in S. Hamilton, MA.

Function:

The Director of the Bruce Jackson Library is primarily accountable to the Dean of the Boston campus and
secondarily to the Seminary's Senior Librarian. The director supervises library planning and operations, works
collegially with the Seminary's professional staff, and organizes library services to meet the research needs of
students and faculty at the CUME-Boston campus.

Responsibilities:

1. Manages all aspects of the Bruce Jackson Memorial Library (CUME) from acquisitions to cataloguing and public service.
2. Supervises assistant librarians and student employees in the Boston library.
3. Attends all professional library staff meetings in person or via audio conferencing and will be subject to any
action items decided upon by this group.
4. Develops bibliographic resources in English and Non-English Languages, especially those languages used at GCTS Boston/CUME for classroom instruction.
5. Maintains class syllabi and coordinates all course reserve materials for each academic session.
6. Tracks the progress of the Bruce Jackson Memorial Library through collections and assessment of statistical
data, staff reports, etc., and makes regular reports to the Director of Libraries and the Campus Dean.
7. Builds the collection through the selection and acquisition of new and used materials, including other
donated collections.
8. Monitors the state of the collection and recommends the use of space.
9. Provides bibliographic instruction and library orientation to both students and faculty; fields reference
questions, develops the library use guidelines.
10. Enforces the library policies developed by the Seminary library professional staff.
11. Serves as a member of the Library Subcommittee for the entire seminary.
12. May perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Libraries or the Campus Dean.
13. Coordinates library services for specialized Boston/CUME cohorts in Springfield, MA and other locations
as they are developed.


Qualifications:

The Director should possess at least a Master's degree in a discipline related to theological studies and a Master's degree in library science or its equivalent. In addition, the director should be willing and able to work in a multi-lingual environment. Familiarity with theological education, background in library technology, fluency in a
non-English Language, and experience in a multi-cultural setting are important. Because Gordon-Conwell is a multi-campus environment, the Director must work collegially with professional library staff across the institution. Good relational and interpersonal skills are essential. The Director should possess good administrative, management, and supervisory skills.


please email resumes/CVs to Lbowerman@gcts.edu

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Research Services Librarian, Law Library, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

Research Services Librarian

Department: Law Library

Rank and Salary:            

  •   Associate Librarian IV - VII ($58,188 - $70,956)
  •   Librarian I - IV ($70,956 - $91,140)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application Deadline: December 8, 2013

 

Description of Institution and Library

One of ten University of California campuses, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is located in Westwood Village, approximately five miles from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica. Comprised of the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools, the 419-acre campus features 163 buildings. UCLA has more than 4,000 faculty and academic staff and approximately 26,000 employees overall. Founded in 1919, UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has more than 28,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate students. Academic excellence, faculty distinction, and a comprehensive curriculum are hallmarks of UCLA, which is a member of the Association of American Universities. Among the faculty are fourteen Nobel Laureates, twelve Rhodes Scholars, ten National Medal of Science winners, a Fields Medal Winner, eleven MacArthur Grant winners, and seventy-eight Guggenheim Fellows. UCLA is California's largest university and is a model for public institutions of higher education. As the seventh largest employer in the region, UCLA generates almost $14 in economic activity for every $1 state taxpayers invest in UCLA and generates an annual $11.9 billion economic impact for the state of California. 

 

Consistently ranked among the top 10 academic research libraries in North America, the UCLA Library is comprised of 10 major libraries and 11 library wide departments including the Southern Regional Library Facility, the remote storage facility for the southern UC campuses, all of which report to the University Librarian. In addition, there are 12 affiliated library units located on the campus. There are approximately 105 librarians on the campus, and the UCLA Library has a staff of approximately 300, and approximately 400 - 500 student employees. The Library has an organizational structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments and units. The library collection consists of more than 9 million volumes and more than 78,000 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The Library's annual budget is in excess of $44 million; more than $10 million supports the acquisition of print and digital material, and the library is part of the California Digital Library. The UCLA Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). 

 

Description of Library Unit

The UCLA School of Law has approximately 1,000 law students, 100 full- and part-time faculty, and more than 100 law school staff.  The School has a varied and demanding curriculum, highly productive faculty, an extensive clinical and externship program, more than a dozen research centers and programs, an active Moot Court program, and 12 law reviews.

 

The Law Library serves the Law School faculty and students as their basic library and study resource for teaching and research.  The Law Library also supplies legal resources for other UCLA faculty, students, and staff.  Heavy use of the Law Library is made by members of the bench and bar.  The Law Library is one of the larger professional school libraries on campus and has 17 librarians and 16 staff members.  The library offers users an impressive collection that contains more than 600,000 bound volumes and documents, more than 20,000 microform titles, and access to more than 10,000 databases.  The day-to-day functions of the Library are divided into four sections, each headed by an Assistant Law Librarian: Access and Information Services, Bibliographic Services and Collection Management, Scholarship Support and Research Assistant Program, and Reference and Research Services.  The Law Library has a beautiful facility that opened in the fall of 1998.

 

The Law Library Research Assistant (RA) Program is the largest of its kind and serves as the preferred means of obtaining research assistants for UCLA Law faculty.  The program typically serves 60 ladder faculty members per year and employs 45-50 law students working full-time during the summer and 60 students working part-time during the academic year.

 

Position Duties

Reporting to the Law Library's RA Program Director, the Research Services Librarian serves as the assistant department head and is responsible for assisting in the daily management of the Library's RA Program.

 

The Research Services Librarian is responsible for assisting in the interviewing, hiring, training, assignment, and supervision of Library RAs.  Library RAs receive intensive training focused on scholarly research, as well as instruction on the production of high-quality work product and on professional communication skills.  Training takes place two to three times per year.  The Research Services Librarian's primary job is to work closely with the Program Director to learn all elements of running the program and to work closely with Law School faculty and staff to ensure its smooth operation.  The Research Services Librarian may also prepare research memoranda, perform cite checking, Bluebooking, and editing for law faculty research projects and provide in-depth reference and research assistance to the UCLA Law faculty and students.

 

The Law Library permits considerable flexibility for professional librarians to pursue professional goals and develop competence in areas of preference while also meeting the needs of the Library and Law School.  As time permits, the Research Services Librarian may also teach legal research classes, Advanced Legal Research, 1L instruction, and other workshops and classes given throughout the year.  The Research Services Librarian may also participate in library orientation programs, prepare research guides, and perform reference desk service, which may include staffing the reference desk one evening per week and on Saturdays.

 

Members of the public services staff work in a team setting to provide a high level of service.  Support offered to the Librarian includes document delivery services, technical support, and generous funding for professional development.

 

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  •   Serve as assistant department head of the Research Assistant (RA) Program,
  •   Assist in the interviewing and hiring of all of the Library's RAs,
  •   Assist in the training of the RAs, including the preparation of training materials and the teaching of training sessions,
  •   Provide ongoing support and supervision of a large group of research assistants,
  •   Assist in the daily administration of the RA Program, including the monitoring of RA availability and the tracking of program statistics,
  •   Prepare research memos, cite checking, and editing on faculty research and scholarly projects, 
  •   Provide in-depth research assistance to Law faculty and students,
  •   Participate in library orientation programs,
  •   Prepare research guides,
  •   Perform reference desk service,
  •   Teach legal research classes, including RA training sessions, Advanced Legal Research, 1L instruction, and other workshops,
  •   Contribute to the profession and represent the UCLA Law Library in the academic, scholarly, and professional community, and
  •   Serve as a member of the Law Library team and work to further the overall goals of the Law Library.

 

Required Qualifications 

  •   Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience),
  •   J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
  •   Relevant work experience in an academic law library or professional legal experience.  Other substantial, related experience, degrees, or skills will be considered.
  •   Demonstrated ability to supervise RAs, attorneys, or paralegals.
  •   Demonstrated competence in delivering legal research services and knowledge of legal bibliography and scholarly research.
  •   Firm commitment to law librarianship and to a high level of service for faculty and students in a demanding academic environment. 
  •   Demonstrated ability to contribute to making the library hospitable and responsive to the needs of the Law School community, including excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and mediation skills and the ability to work effectively with library colleagues, faculty, students, and library users.
  •   Ability to teach in large and small group settings, provide individualized instruction, participate in curriculum development, and use a wide range of educational technologies inside and outside of the classroom.
  •   Ability to teach oneself new technologies, to create necessary documentation and other training tools, and then teach the technologies to a wide range of constituents.
  •   Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications for legal research and ability to contribute to the development of instructional services for faculty, students, and library staff.
  •   Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion of librarians.

 

General Information

Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance provided.

 

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility.  Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program.  In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities.  Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00113.

 

Applications must include:

  •   a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
  •   a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
  •   the names and contact information for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates should apply by December 8, 2013 to be considered for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

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Child Education Internship, Pueblo a Pueblo, Santiago Atitlán, Sololá, Guatemala

Description of Organization

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

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

Position Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

About the Office: 

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

 

 

How to Apply:

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

 

This is an unpaid internship.

 

Location: 

Cantón Tzanjuyu

Santiago Atitlán, Sololá, Guatemala

 

Other Details:

Start date: January 2013

End date: April 2013

Application deadline:

Hours per week: 30-40

Compensation: Unpaid

Stipend/Wage: Housing stipend may be available

Keywords: education, agriculture, food security

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Alaska Library Association Scholarship for Graduate Library Studies

AkLA has established a scholarship program to support the education of librarians for Alaska's libraries.  The stated purpose is to provide financial assistance to worthy students pursuing a Graduate Degree in Library Science and to encourage graduates to return to Alaska to work in professional library positions.  Preference will be given to an individual meeting the federal definition of Alaska Native ethnicity. The amount available this year is $4,000. The recipient will be announced at the AkLA Conference, February 27-March 2 in Anchorage. To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must be an Alaskan resident who:

  • possesses a Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university;
  • is eligible for acceptance, or is currently enrolled, in a Graduate Degree program in Library and Information Science in a university program accredited by the American Library Association;
  • is or will be a student during the academic year, semester, or academic quarter for which the scholarship is received; and
  • makes a commitment to work in an Alaskan library for a minimum of one year after graduation.

Completed applications must be received by January 15 of the award year. The application is online at  http:/ /akla.org/scholarships/application-and-reference-forms/ 
If you have questions or need copies of the guidelines and application forms, contact:

AkLA Scholarship Committee
Alaska State Library, attn.: Julie Niederhauser
P.O. Box 110571, Juneau, AK  99811-0571

email: Julie.niederhauser@alaska.gov

ph: (907) 465-2916 or within Alaska, 1-888-820-2916. fax: (907) 465-2665

 

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Information Services/Outreach Librarian, University of South Alabama, Mobile AL

The Biomedical Library of the University of South Alabama is seeking a motivated, energetic librarian to promote the library and health care resources to the university community and surrounding area. Responsibilities include directing the library's outreach service to unaffiliated health related professionals and consumers, participation in bibliographic instruction, campus and hospital service. This entry level, tenure-track, faculty position at the Assistant Librarian rank reports to the Assistant Director for Public Services.

Required
ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Strong service orientation


Preferred
Candidates with any combination of these qualifications: Demonstrated experience/interest in medical information; Presentation/teaching experience; Grant writing experience; Strong problem-solving and organizational and skills; Demonstrated knowledge of scientific research process, scholarly communication, copyright and intellectual property issues in teaching and clinical settings; Marketing or public relations experience; Experience with design/promotion software such as the Adobe Suite, Photoshop InDesign, etc.; Experience with social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.


Principal Responsibilities:
• Promotes library services through individual contacts, newsletters, exhibits and other appropriate communication tools
• Assists Biomedical Library Director in administration of grant and awards received by the Biomedical Library
• Serves as library newsletter (Biofeedback) co-editor
• Plans activities for National Library Week, National Medical Libraries Month, etc.
• Staffs the reference desk, participates in a rotating night and weekend schedule
• Assists with bibliographic instruction/library education classes
• Assists with services to University hospitals


Additional Responsibilities:
• Participates in Biomedical Library faculty planning and evaluation of library services and resources
• Professional development activities including: research and publication, professional continuing education, attendance of professional meetings, and other activities that support the University, its libraries and the profession
• Serves as liaison to one or more departments of the College of Medicine, Nursing or Allied Health Professions
• Other duties as assigned

Salary/Benefits: Salary range: $40,000-$42,000, based on qualifications. The University of South Alabama has excellent benefits including: 8+ holidays, 20 vacations days/year; life, health and disability insurance, state retirement plan and other retirement options

(http://www.southalabama.edu/humanresources/staffbenefits1.html#healthinsurance)

Review of applications will begin October 15, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled with start date as early as December 1, 2013. Submit letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information for at least three references to:


Chair, Outreach Librarian Search Committee
Biomedical Library, BLB 316
University of South Alabama
5691 USA Drive North
Mobile, AL 36688-0002


OR


gbstaggs@southalabama.edu

 

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