January 2014 Archives

Call for proposals, 3rd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, University of Chicago, Chicago IL

Data: Collecting, Using, Managing
3rd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium
April 25, 2014
The John Crerar Library
The University of Chicago

For more information about the symposium:
Web Page: www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/crerar/zar/
Email: zarsymposium@lib.uchicago.edu<mailto:zarsymposium@lib.uchicago.edu>

Call for proposals

The organizers of the 3rd biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, Data: Collecting, Using, Managing<http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/crerar/zar/>, to be held Friday, April 25, invite proposals for presentations that draw on your experience working with data in a collaborative environment.

Contributed presentations will provide examples of collaborative efforts between institutions, groups or individuals, with a focus on one or more of the following areas: collection, use, access, preservation and overall management of data.  Practical, real use cases will be highlighted. Proposals selected for full oral presentations will be eligible for as travel stipend.

Proposals should be submitted to Barbara Kern via email at bkern@uchicago.edu<mailto:bkern@uchicago.edu>.  Please use "Zar Symposium" in the subject line.  Proposals must include a title, author(s), and abstract (maximum 600 words).  Presentations will be 30-45 minutes. The deadline for submission is February 21.

Please consider the following questions when preparing proposals:

* How was the data collaboration initiated, and why?
* What are the opportunities and challenges of the data collaboration?
* How are responsibilities determined and distributed?
* What kinds of tools and techniques may be used to facilitate the data collaboration?  We are especially interested in a focus on remote partnerships

The symposium organizers will also consider interactive alternatives to a traditional oral presentations.

The intended audience of the symposium includes all who are involved or interested in data management, with a focus on, but not limited to, academic institutions.

About the Symposium:

Data is captured by computers and instruments on a continual basis, flooding researchers in images, video, audio, logs, simulations, and more.  This data is crucial to research, teaching and learning at academic institutions around the world.  Understanding the impact of data on researchers, libraries and institutions as a whole is critical to achieving long-term data preservation, appropriate sharing among communities, and enabling transformative new science.  This symposium will provide participants with an understanding of how data is used in real world applications, as well as examples of collaborative efforts between institutions, groups or individuals specific to collection, use, access, preservation and overall management of data.

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Library Director, West Orange Public Library, West Orange NJ

The West Orange (NJ) Public Library is seeking a highly-qualified and innovative Library Director to serve a diverse community of 46,000 residents.  The Library has a current budget of $2.3 million and a staff of 16 FTEs, plus temporary workers and independent contractors. The employees are unionized and the Library is a Civil Service organization.  The hiring salary range is $95,000-$107,000, dependent upon experience and qualifications for the position, with an excellent benefits package and generous leave policy.   

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with the Board to create strategies that ensure success in fulfilling the Library's mission
  • Responsible for all services, operations and activities of the Library
  • Prepares, presents and administers the annual budget in conjunction with the Board of Trustees
  • Maintains administrative and operating records in compliance with government regulations
  • Hires, trains, supervises, develops and evaluates Library personnel
  • Serves as liaison and advocate with Town government, local schools and the community
  • Oversees Library public relations and community outreach
  • Oversees the Library's technology plan
  • Negotiates vendor contracts
  • Seeks supplemental sources of funding, such as grants and donations

 

The duties listed above are illustrative of the types of work that may be performed. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and a NJ Professional Librarian's Certification
  • Five years of public library experience including work in the service, circulation and reference areas, two years of which were in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience in finance and budget administration
  • Experience in personnel and labor relations
  • Knowledge of technology and library automation systems
  • Experience and success obtaining and administering grants

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Five years previous experience as an assistant director or director at a public library
  • Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills
  • Negotiated union contracts
  • Knowledge of NJ Civil Service rules and procedures

 

Applications will be accepted until midnight EST on February 14, 2014.    

 

Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to the Executive Search Committee via e-mail to:  woplsearch@gmail.com.  

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Manuscript Processing Archivist, The Trustees of Reservations, Archives & Research Center, Sharon MA

Manuscript Processing Archivist
Position Description


About the Organization:
Founded in 1891, The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 40,000 members.
The Trustees of Reservations' curatorial resources include archives, buildings, landscapes, ruins, and artifacts covering hundreds of years of human history. In the historic houses, at the Archives & Research Center, and in the land itself, TTOR preserves the material culture of Massachusetts people. Objects and archives help enrich a wide range of programs and activities that take place at The Trustees of Reservations.


Archives & Research Center (ARC) and the Collections:
The Archives & Research Center (ARC) is the hub of The Trustees of Reservations' curatorial stewardship. Located in Sharon, Massachusetts, the ARC provides outside researchers, Trustees staff, and volunteers access to thousands of historical documents, objects, and artifacts related to The Trustees' properties. The ARC, an energy-efficient, climate-controlled building opened in 2008, houses 1,500 linear feet of archival materials, which document The Trustees' founding role in the land trust movement, the stories of Trustees properties across the Commonwealth, and the lives of American families from the 1600's to the present.


The Trustees' collections represent domestic furnishings, outdoor sculptures, and fine & decorative arts from pre-contact to the 20th century. They include more than 30 private collections featuring exceptional pieces from indigenous Massachusetts peoples to mid-century Modern. Archival collections include works of art on paper, photographs, maps, architectural plans, garden designs, botanical specimens, manuscripts, letters, diaries, books, business ledgers, and deeds linked to specific properties and to the organization's history.


Position Description:
The Trustees are looking for an ambitious, self directed individual to serve as a part-time Manuscript Processing Archivist at the Archives & Research Center (ARC). This position will ideally start in February 2014 and is anticipated to last twelve months, with the possibility of renewal. The Manuscript Processing Archivist will focus on arranging and describing three collections concerning properties in New Bedford, Williamstown, and Canton. If time permits, other collections will be assigned. This project will make the collections accessible for research use by staff, interns, volunteers and the general public. The Manuscript Processing Archivist will report directly to the ARC Manager.


The Archivist and the ARC Manager will ensure thorough training of the Manuscript Processing Archivist in the proper performance of their duties. Once training is complete, the Manuscript Processing Archivist will have substantial independence and discretion, subject to review at regular meetings with the ARC Manager and Archivist.


Responsibilities:
 Assist in the processing of manuscript collections at the Archives & Research Center.  Process and catalogue manuscript collections.
 Manage the documentation associated with the filing and accessibility of manuscript collections.
 Prepare descriptive finding aids in accordance with institutional practices.
 May supervise and train interns, students, and volunteers to assist with collection processing.
 Assist the archivist in answering relevant research questions.
 Participate in meeting assignments as needed.
 Perform and report on special studies, projects, and assignments as requested.


Qualifications:
 Masters in Library Science, with an archives concentration from an ALA -accredited institution.
 Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline preferred, such as American history.
 Excellent computer and technical skills, as well as the desire and ability to learn new technologies.
 Familiarity with PastPerfect Museum software is a plus.
 Demonstrated experience in the arrangement and description of archival and manuscript collections.
 Previous processing experience, demonstrated through completed finding aids.
 Excellent communication, interpersonal, research, writing, and analytical skills.
 Demonstrated knowledge of archival processing standards and procedures.
 Ability to meet a high standard of quality of work independently and expeditiously, meet deadlines and follow regular work flow.
 Demonstrated ability to work well with a team of diverse professionals and volunteers to produce a high quality outcome on time and on budget.
 A proven, passionate commitment to the values, mission and purposes represented by The Trustees of Reservations.


Other Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the Manuscript Processing Archivist is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds unassisted, carry large/awkward print folders, and climb and reach on step stools and rolling ladders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Any offer for employment is contingent on a satisfactory criminal background check (CORI).


Compensation & Benefits:
This is a part-time, non-exempt position that is expected to last approximately 12 months. As a part time employee, the Manuscript Processing Archivist is eligible for a variety of pro-rated benefits provided by The Trustees, including vacation, sick, and personal time, and the option to participate in our 401k retirement savings plan and our Flexible Spending Account plans.


Interested candidates should send a cover letter, along with a resume and salary requirements to:
Alison Bassett, ARC Manager
The Trustees of Reservations
396 Moose Hill Street
Sharon, MA 02067


Or email to:
abassett@ttor.org


No phone calls please.

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Part time Archivist, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston MA

PART TIME ARCHIVIST POSITION

BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, BOSTON MA

 

DUTIES: The Boston Children's Hospital Archives seeks a part-time Archivist to handle reference, answer the phone, process and catalog collections, provide history tours, assist with exhibits and perform other duties as assigned by the full-time Hospital Archivist. This position is for 8 hours a week.

 

QUAL: A degree in archival administration or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is required. Candidates must be able to work independently and have strong interpersonal skills.

 

SALARY: $16-18 / hr depending on experience.

 

TO APPLY: Submit resume and references to bch.history@childrens.harvard.edu

 

DEADLINE: February 7, 2014

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Young Adult's Librarian I, Boston Public Library, Dudley Branch, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for a Young Adult's Librarian I position in the Dudley Branch. The successful candidate will participate in services to a diverse population (characteristic to an urban setting) with emphasis on service to young adults and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services with a concentration on young adults.

 

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

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  •          Master's degree in library science from an accredited library school
  •          Courses in young adult literature and/or programming taken for credit at an accredited library school
  •          Other experience working with youth is desirable
  •          Knowledge of young adult literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to young adult literature and work
  •          Knowledge of the techniques of programming for teens
  •          Interest in youth and in library work with young adults
  •          Willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships
  •          Willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently
  •          Good verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases
  •          Ability to work well with staff and public
  •          Initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy

 

Requirements

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

 

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

 

Deadline for application: February 15, 2014

 

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Internship, Millennium/Takeda, Cambridge, MA

Job Description


Responsible for the management, integrity and maintenance of Commercial dept's Customer Master, Customer Relationship Management system and alignment with data warehouse. Support ongoing data quality initiatives for the organization. Candidate will work with Commercial Operations, the field sales force and IT to update classifications and designations of professionals, organizations and affiliations. This includes data entry, updates, research and records reconciliation. Candidates must possess a determined attitude towards ensuring data accuracy with strong attention to detail and a hard work ethic. The ideal candidate is a team oriented person with a goal driven attitude.


• Day to day management of commercial operations customer master and customer relationship management system
• Conduct data cleanup activities to ensure integrity of data
• Work with IT, Commercial Operations and the sales force to update and cleanse customer database
• Research customer data using data bases and the internet
• Assist in data cleanup projects and matching/merging of data

 

Interested candidates can email their resume to: Jaclyn.Keefe@takeda.com

 

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Volunteer, Chester Public Library, Chester NH

The Chester Public Library is located in Chester, New Hampshire, fifty miles north of Boston. Chester is a small bedroom community of 4,721 residents. The Chester Public Library is in the process of switching from an outdated automated system to Koha, an open source integrated library sytem. As we make the transition to Koha, we find that we need volunteers to assist with the following:

  • Place library standard barcodes in the Library's materials.

  • Assist in weeding our collection.

  • Delete materials from the Library's ILS and holdings from NHU-PAC, the New Hampshire State Library's Union Catalog.

Library science graduate students are encouraged to volunteer. For more information, please contact Tim Sheehan, Library Director at (603) 887-3404, or at chesterpubliclibrary@gmail.com.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian, New York University Libraries, New York NY

Description:

The Scholarly Communications Librarian is responsible for developing and delivering an active program of education, training, advocacy, support and information sharing regarding a wide range of issues that promote effective sharing and barrier free access to scholarly resources. The target audience for this program is librarians and library staff and NYU faculty and students.

The successful incumbent will act as an active advocate and resource for faculty and staff on a full range of issues that promote barrier free availability of scholarly intellectual resources, including open access, fair use, author's rights, Creative Commons licensing, e-reserves, interlibrary loan of licensed content. S/he will develop and promulgate education and outreach materials, including web content, brochures/handouts, and resource materials for a range of constituencies, including liaison librarians, library staff, faculty, graduate students; develop and implement an educational program employing the above documentation; work with subject liaison librarians to promulgate faculty author rights retention, Creative Commons licensing, and open access publishing, and to assist faculty with their questions and needs regarding their authored content; in coordination with others as appropriate, developing processes and outreach activities to increase the use of NYU's institutional repository and discipline-related repositories for open access to content.

The successful candidate will exhibit an understanding of the nature of research and publishing in the broad array of disciplines served by a large research library and the differences among those fields that shape their unique approach to scholarly communication.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian serves as the NYU Libraries' expert on issues related to intellectual property and its use in scholarly disciplines and university teaching, including: drafting and reviewing policies, guidelines, contracts and license agreements; serving as liaison to the Office of General Counsel on intellectual property-related issues; providing information to students, faculty, librarians and staff of the University; analyzing copyright status and risk for digital related publishing projects; managing a fair use listserv and website information on use of copyrighted material, ensuring the best possible information available across NYU's global community.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will also monitor and stay current in Federal and other major funder requirements for open access deposit of publications and data, and, in coordination with others, assure the development of library policies and procedures to support researchers in meeting these requirements.

S/he will stay current on trends related to promoting fair use and open access and the development of campus open access policies, including models for open access publishing and open access financing models, the role of peer review and alt-metrics in open access alternatives, codes of practice, efforts to open more content to public domain (e.g., HathiTrust work) and will keep other librarians informed and work with them to identify areas where NYU communications and practices should adapt to better inform faculty.

This is a multi-year, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian of Practice.

 

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS;
  • Minimum three years of relevant library experience;
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Previous library experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference is desirable.
  • Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and be well-versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communications across a variety of disciplines.
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience in copyright law as it relates to fair use and library exemptions, new modes of scholarly communication, open access, authors' rights and scholarly use of intellectual property.
  • JD or other formal training or experience in intellectual property law is desirable.

New York University Libraries:
Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and our "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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Web Services Librarian, Utah State University, Logan UT

 Utah State University Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, and customer-oriented librarian to fill 
the newly created position of Web Services Librarian. This 12-month, tenure-track, entry-level faculty 
position with rank of Assistant Librarian reports to the Director of Library Digital and Information 
Technology Services and is responsible for a broad range of services and duties related to the libraries' 
web presence and digital content and services. In addition to providing leadership and managing the 
content and design of the libraries' web services, this person will take a user-centered approach to guide 
the library in implementing new technologies to enhance our patrons' experiences. 
Responsibilities:
-Oversee the content and collaborative design of the libraries' web services.
-Facilitate assessment, usability, and use of analytic tools to gather, report and evaluate web statistics and 
user experience data.
-Interact with all areas of the library to develop innovative library technology services and systems.
-Work collaboratively across all USU campuses to integrate library and campus technology.
-Develop workflows and strategies to adapt and respond quickly to the changing technological 
environment.
-Prioritize, develop, and integrate user-friendly, user-centered websites and interfaces.
-Serve as a subject librarian to one or more academic disciplines.
-Facilitate the discovery and integration of open resources for research and teaching within the library and 
campuses. 
Required Qualifications:
-MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
-Experience with website design and information architecture.
-Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in user experience design, and library 
technologies.
-Strong interest in emerging technologies and using technology to serve library constituents.
-Highly effective communication skills, including listening, writing and speaking.
-Demonstrated problem solving skills.
-Ability to set and follow through on both individual and team priorities.
-Aptitude for learning new technologies and working in a dynamic environment.
-Ability to meet the university's requirements for promotion and tenure. 
Preferred Qualifications:
-Project management experience and demonstrated success in working collaboratively with a variety of 
constituencies.
-Experience with web site administration, accessibility, and usability.
-Knowledge of web accessibility standards.
-Familiar with HTML, CSS, XML, Java, PHP 
Salary is commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.
Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2014 and it will remain open until filled. This position 
is available on July 1, 2014.

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Circulation Specialist, Neumann University, Aston PA

Neumann University is currently seeking qualified applicants for the part time position of Circulation Specialist.  Position responsibilities include serving as initial contact person for library and computing queries; and handling circulation of library materials to patrons. In assisting library patrons, candidates should possess the ability to independently troubleshoot computer operating issues related to digital databases, Blackboard Learn, Microsoft Office Suite, and networked printers. Part time hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Friday, Noon - 5 p.m.  Candidates must possess an appreciation for and congruence with the Catholic Franciscan mission of the University. Requirements include:  B.A. or B.S. preferred, library experience helpful, familiarity with computer operation problem-solving, attention to detail and organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks as necessary. Qualified candidates should forward a resume to:

 

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY

David W. Brownlee

Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management

Human Resources Office

One Neumann Drive

Aston, PA  19014-1298

humanresources@neumann.edu

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Director, McCormick Educational Technology Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL

The McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC), the instructional technology and computing component of the Library of Rush University Medical Center, is seeking an experienced, innovative and dynamic Director. In this role you will provide leadership for a collegial staff which provides institutional support and training for educational technology across the entire university.

Position Highlights:

-Services include support for online and face-to-face university courses,  onsite use of computer workstations, computer classrooms and software, optical marking system services and exam software, and faculty projects
-Directly supervises 7 technical/support staff
-Analyzes implements and evaluates departmental activities to ensure the most effective services, access and resources that support the educational endeavors of faculty, students and staff.
-Collaborates with the staffs of Information Services and the Library to assure optimal maintenance of computer hardware and software.
-Prepares and oversees the budget of the METC
-Directs the Instructional Designers and The Technology Support Specialist to best provide access and training in regards to the learning management system and its many supporting applications:  Collaborate, Respondus, Panopto, ExamSoft, and others as required.

Qualifications:

-Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or Master's degree in Instructional/Educational Technology
-5 years in a multimedia center or similar environment
-Has held supervisory positions of increasing responsibility
-Experience in public services.
-High level interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills
-Demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-Familiarity with current trends in academic information management
-Demonstrated continuing professional development, including participation in professional associations and/or advanced coursework

Rush University is the academic component of Rush University Medical Center.  The University currently has over 2,200 students in Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and The Graduate College.  Located just west of the Loop in downtown Chicago, Rush offers an ideal atmosphere for professional to fulfill their career goals.

We offer generous benefits, including several tuition assistance programs.


To apply, click on http://careers.jobsatrush.com/chicago/other/jobid4819834-director-mccormick-educational-technology-center-jobs
Job ID: 2014-0072

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Part-time Archivist, Cambridge MA

The family of Professor Marshall Goldman (http://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/about-us/people/marshall-goldmanis looking to hire a trained archivist to organize his records and prepare them for deposit at the appropriate archival repositories, namely at Harvard University and Wellesley College.  S/he will work
directly with Professor Goldman in his Cambridge office to identify materials, create inventories, and perform preliminary processing.  In addition, s/he will work with archivists at the repositories and staff at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies to identify and prepare records for transfer.

This is part-time work, approximately 15 hours per week, with the desired schedule between 1-5 PM. The position will pay $15-25/hour depending on experience. It is anticipated that this work will continue over two to three months or until the work is completed.

Qualifications:

-MLS from an ALA-accredited program, with a concentration in archival studies. MLS candidates with experience and coursework in archival descriptive practices and standards and those with Master's degrees in public history or archival management will also be considered.
-Experience surveying and processing large archival collections.
-Background or interest in Russian history, politics, and language helpful.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Demonstrated ability to complete projects on-time.
-Ability to routinely lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
-Possession of a car to drive Professor Goldman home in the evening. (He has a parking spot close to his Harvard office that the individual could use.)

Please send a resume and cover letter to Karla Goldman, kargold@umich.edu.

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Digital Asset Management System Administrator, New England Wild Flower Society, Framingham MA

Digital Asset Management System Administrator
(DAM Specialist/Coordinator)
New England Wild Flower Society
Part-time position: up to 20 hours per week

Reporting to Director of Communications, Manager of Publications.

About New England Wild Flower Society
The mission of New England Wild Flower Society is to conserve and promote the region's native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes.
Founded in 1900 as the Society for the Protection of Native Plants, New England Wild Flower Society is the nation's oldest plant conservation organization and a recognized leader in native plant conservation, horticulture, and education. The Society's headquarters, Garden in the Woods, is a renowned native plant botanic garden in Framingham, Massachusetts, that attracts visitors from all over the world. From this base, 25 staff and more than 700 volunteers work throughout New England to monitor and protect rare and endangered plants, collect and preserve seeds to ensure biological diversity, detect and control invasive species, conduct research, and offer a range of educational programs.

About New England Wild Flower Society's photographic archive of native plants
The Society has collected more than 12,000 slides of native plants. These images have been used to help the Society inform its members and the public at large through its publications, presentations, signage and website. More than 10,000 of these slides have been scanned and are presently being cleaned and color-corrected. The images are being moved into a powerful, web-hosted database (IMS) by Third Light, a digital asset management software with easy-to-use features. When fully operational, it will take only seconds, not hours, to find plants that bloom in June, have yellow flowers, are found in wet habitats, and are native to Connecticut. Since time equals money, savings at the staff level will be great. In addition, hundreds of gorgeous images that have never been seen by the public will be readily available.

Job Description
- Responsible for implementation, administration and workflow of IMS.
- Responsible for assigning appropriate metadata for assets to ensure accurate usage rights.
- Ensure effective metadata tagging, file structure, and find-ability.
- Ensure quality control of images entered into IMS; oversee Photoshop image editing.
- Manage IMS and facilitate the uploading of assets and maintaining/upgrading the system.
- Manage user accounts and control access.
- Facilitate retrieval of previously catalogued images.
- Process raw images using the appropriate software.
- Archive assets as necessary.
- Maintain integrity of all archived files on the system.
- Generate asset download reports.
- Maintain accurate procedures and records for the system.
- Provide hands-on training and support for new internal and general users.
- Create documentation for administrative support and training.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in photo cataloguing to gain experience with and apply current theories and practices surrounding digital asset management systems. It's also a great opportunity to bolster your resume with instructional experience and new technology skills.

Requirements
- Technical proficiency with databases, spreadsheets, office software, and standard computer 
software such as Windows and Mac OS.
- Demonstrated ability working with digital imaging equipment and related Windows-based 
software applications such as Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Bridge, 
Microsoft Excel.
- Demonstrated consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level 
of productivity. Excellent spelling and proofreading skills a plus.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Excellent organizational skills, including ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, manage 
competing priorities and work with minimal supervision.
- Ability to thoroughly quality control the work of yourself and others.
- Self-starter with strong work ethic.

Helpful
Excellent Photoshop skills for image editing and color correction.

Interest in
- Archival or visual resource collection
- Image management and structured data
- Botany, ecology, horticulture or landscape studies
- Gaining hands-on experience using the following software programs: Third Light IMS, 
Adobe Bridge/Photoshop, Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Access

Opening for one person to work part time.

Submit cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation online to: 
or, by mail to:
Rachel Lander
New England WIld Flower Society
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701

This is a part-time staff position. Candidates must be willing to make at least a one-year commitment.

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Access Services/Instruction Librarian, Penn State University, Hershey PA

The George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library at Penn State Hershey seeks an early career Access Services and Instruction Librarian. The incumbent will report to the Associate Director /Coordinator for Education & Instruction.  This is a faculty position, may be multi-year contract or tenure track based on qualifications, experience, and preference.

Position Summary:

The Access Services/ Instruction Librarian will provide general reference service, research support, and participate in user-centered library instruction.  Under the direction of the Associate Director, he/she will be responsible for managing and coordinating Access Services, including managing the circulation and reference desks; supervising staff; developing and documenting policies and procedures; collecting statistics; oversight of marketing and exhibit space,  including the Lions Eye electronic display; scheduling reference desk coverage and responding to patron questions. He/she will supervise library cash handling policies and procedures at the circulation desk, oversee building and collection accessibility and security, and participate in collection development activities.  The Librarian will also serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments, participate in the maintenance and support of the Harrell Library Webpage, will 
contribute as a member of the Library Administrative Team, and will participate in strategic planning and evaluation of library programs, services, and resources. Critical skills include the ability to function effectively in a team environment, flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization, and a facility for cross-departmental communications.  He/she will contribute to the profession through librarianship, teaching & learning, service, research and involvement in professional organizations.

Qualifications:
.    MLS/MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.
.    Reference experience or education in academic library reference.
.    Some experience with HTML or Web development software and Web 2.0 
tools and services.
.    Demonstrated familiarity with current technologies.
.    Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service oriented, rapidly changing environment to accomplish mutual goals.
.    Excellent oral and written communication skills; and a strong public service orientation.
.    Demonstrated commitment to professional development and potential for promotion.


Preferred:
.    Two years of experience in an Academic Health Sciences or Hospital 
library.
.    Teaching experience
.    Experience with database searching with an emphasis on medicine and 
health related resources.
.    Supervisory experience


University Libraries:

Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the CIC (Big 10) academic consortium.  The Penn State University Libraries currently rank 8th in North America among private and public research universities, based on Association for Research Libraries Investment Index.  The University Libraries are located at University Park and 23 other campuses throughout Pennsylvania. Collections exceed 6.5 million volumes, including more than 68,000 current serial subscriptions.  Penn State Hershey, located approximately 100 miles from University Park, is the medical campus of Penn State University.

Penn State Hershey:

Penn State College of Medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center confers the doctor of medicine degree and, in conjunction with Penn State's Graduate School, offers doctor of philosophy degrees in anatomy, biochemistry, and molecular biology, bioengineering, bioinformatics and genomics, cell and molecular biology, chemical biology, genetics, immunology and infectious diseases, integrative biosciences, microbiology and immunology, molecular medicine, molecular toxicology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and physiology. The College of Medicine offers Master of Science degrees in anatomy, laboratory animal medicine, public health sciences, homeland security, neuroscience, and physiology.

The Penn State Hershey campus is located in Hershey, PA a suburban 
community approximately twelve miles from Harrisburg, the state capital.  The fourth largest employer in Central Pennsylvania, Penn State's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center provides jobs for more than 6,950 area residents.  Hershey Foods Corporation, also headquartered in Hershey, is Central Pennsylvania's second largest industry. Hershey is within a 3 hour drive of New York, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.

Compensation:

Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Excellent fringe benefits 
include liberal vacation, excellent insurance, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.

Application Instructions:

Send a letter of application, resume or vitae, and the names and contact 
information of three references to Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, Box HYIL-MEDL, 511 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802, or to lap225@psu.edu. Please reference Box HYIL-MEDL in the email subject line.  Review of candidates will begin on March 3, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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NIH Recent Graduates (Program Specialist), National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), located on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting recent library science graduates to fill entry level librarian or information science positions. The positions offer a unique opportunity to work at the world's largest biomedical library, with a mission of acquiring, organizing, and disseminating the biomedical knowledge for the benefit of the public's health.



Positions are available in:



*Health Services Research, Public Health and Health Information Technology*

  •         Engage with the public health and health services research communities in order to create and manage health information resources that serve their needs

  •        Support development of knowledge and information resources to promote interoperable exchange of data and information using standardized vocabularies and codesets, standardized survey tools and assessment instruments,  and common data elements and measures




*Technical Services*

  •         Assist with acquisition of materials for the NLM collection and management of licensed electronic resources

  •         Apply medical subject headings and supplemental metadata to citations from specialized scientific and technical materials




*Preservation; Digital Preservation; Rare Book Cataloging*

  •         Provide proper management, preservation and care of historical and non-historical collections, including monographs, serials, archives, manuscripts, oral histories, prints, photographs, posters, ephemera, motion pictures, video recordings, sound recordings, and other materials

  •         Participate in digital technology, digital imaging and preservation of analog and digital formats

  •         Cataloging of rare books in the NLM's History of Medicine Division




*Consumer Health*

  •         Organize consumer health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness, in both English and Spanish through MedlinePlus, the NLM consumer health web site




*Web Site Development and Social Media*

  •         Support site development, or new responsive web design for MedlinePlus

  •         Contribute to social media initiatives of NLM




*Data and Literature Management*

  •         Design qualitative and quantitative assessments of tools and processes used in the indexing of biomedical literature

  •         Provide technical and research support for automated (machine-assisted) indexing initiatives involving biomedical literature

  •         Assist with data content review and editing of bibliographic citations, including HTML or XML tagging and metadata application, to ensure data quality and consistency

  •         Test and evaluate NLM search systems, including the content in the systems and the interfaces used to access the systems.




*Communication & Outreach*

  •         Research and write articles for internal and external publications

  •         Assist with tours, digital signage and other outreach activities

  •         Assist in developing social media strategies and content




Pay: GS-9 level with a pay rate of $52,146

Benefits: health insurance, and other benefits

Eligibility: Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; must have graduated on or after 12/27/10



Apply through USAJobs at:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/360145900

Open until February 27, 2014

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Library Director, Ohio Township Public Library System, Warrick County IN

Welcome to our town--as the next director of the Ohio Township Public Library System. The Library Board of Trustees seeks a new leader to help continue and enhance the Library's successful role as a creative, cultural, and collaborative connection in the community.  The Library director will work strategically with local organizations and agencies and be responsive to the needs and concerns of staff, patrons and the community.  Ohio Township Public Library System is an independent district with a tax rate exclusively dedicated to public library service.  Governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, the Library staff of 50 serves the 37,749 citizens in Ohio Township with a $2 million dollar annual budget. The Library consists of the new Central Library, and two branch facilities: Chandler, located in the town of Chandler; and Newburgh, located in a 1984 building fronting the Ohio River. The challenge for the next director will be to forge strong community relationships and partnerships while leading a motivated staff to further serve the community effectively.

 

Ohio Township, consisting primarily of the cities of Newburgh and Chandler, is located in southwest Indiana in Warrick County. Nestled against a bend in the Ohio River, this community has deep historical roots, small town charm, and a thriving waterfront. While home to interesting shops, quality dining, and local events and festivals, city amenities are also easily accessible - Indianapolis, Nashville, St. Louis and Louisville are all within a few hours' drive. With a quality public school system, the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana, Newburgh also hosts parks, trails, and golf courses. Several large corporations in the region, such as Alcoa, Tropicana Entertainment, Vigo Coal, Toyota, and Deaconess Health System, a low cost of living and a strong agricultural presence contribute to a high quality of life. For additional information, please visit Ohio Township Links.

 

Responsibilities. The Director reports to a seven-member Library Board of Trustees and works with the Board, staff, and community stakeholders to establish the strategic vision for the Library aligning the Library's mission, goals and objectives with the community's needs and priorities. This is complex executive work which includes planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the library.  The Director also works closely with the Board of Library Trustees, local government, and community agencies and organizations. Too, the Director ensures that local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations applicable to Indiana libraries and the by-laws, policies, and directives of the Library Board are being met. 

 

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain and retain an Indiana Librarian Certificate 2; and a minimum of three years of relevant library experience which includes supervision of staff. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications skills; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to the community; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and "best practices" for library service. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board is desirable.

 

Compensation.  The starting salary range is $62,000 to $74,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of March 23, 2014.

 

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Digital Collections Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, Richmond VA

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Digital Collections Systems Librarian, the Digital Collections Librarian provides innovative and sustainable solutions for the maintenance and presentation of VCU Libraries digital assets. Working in a team environment across departments, the incumbent will be responsible for supervising, evaluating and optimizing digitization procedures, including capture, presentation, and preservation. The Digital Collections Librarian will manage the Digital Production Unit, which consists of one full-time staff member and student workers. The successful candidate will efficiently leverage digital asset management, institutional repository, and publishing systems to encourage discovery and use of digital assets by both the university and the larger scholarly community. He or she will promote state-of-the-art services through continuous innovation and awareness of national trends and best practices. The Digital Collections Librarian is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated, and promoted, on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.

Qualifications

Although experience in certain areas is desirable, this is an entry-level position in which candidates who demonstrate excellent promise and a passion for developing digital library systems will be given the most serious consideration.

Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred: Working knowledge of technologies and standards needed to manage digitization activities including capture (for still and moving images, text, audio, and born-digital formats), ingest and presentation (into digital asset management and institutional repository systems), metadata creation, and preservation. Understanding of and experience with enterprise digital library applications and their role in higher education (e.g. Digital Commons, CONTENTdm, Omeka, DSpace, etc.). Experience with digital imaging file formats, conversion, and software such as Adobe Photoshop CS. Exposure to research libraries with knowledge of public and technical services operations, as well as library standards (Dublin Core, OAI-PMH, EAD, etc.). Experience with programming languages such as PHP, XSLT, PERL. Strong analytical, troubleshooting, time management, and project management skills. Ability to learn and apply new technologies independently. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients and staff. Ability to work successfully with external vendor support and documentation. Availability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Libraries

Virginia Commonwealth University is Virginia's largest research university, enrolling nearly 32,000 students. Located in Richmond, Virginia (http://www.vcu.edu/richmond/), VCU offers 41 doctoral, 74 masters, 3 professional, and 64 baccalaureate degree programs. Thirty-two of VCU's graduate, professional programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the nation, with 19 programs ranking in the top 25 and two programs -- sculpture and nurse anesthesia -- ranked number one. Over 3,200 faculty comprise the University's teaching force. Research strengths at the University include health and life sciences, education, engineering, social work, behavioral sciences, public affairs, advertising and design, and the fine arts. Sponsored research funding totals over $260 million, placing VCU among the top 100 research institutions in the United States.  VCU's strategic plan embraces an acceleration in the growth of VCU's library system and includes a new Master Site Plan that envisions additions to both library facilities operated by the VCU Libraries. Architectural work has begun on a major addition to and renovation of the James Branch Cabell Library that is expected to open in 2015.

Libraries at Virginia Commonwealth University (including the James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences on the MCV Campus) employ 51 professionals and 90 support staff with an annual budget exceeding $17.5 million. VCU also operates programs in Doha, Qatar, including a library supporting the program there, Northern Virginia, and in various additional locations throughout the U.S. and the world. The VCU Libraries is a Resource Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, SPARC, CNI, BioMed Central, and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a statewide networking consortium for shared access to electronic and print resources.  The VCU Libraries has adopted Primo as its discovery layer and is one of the first libraries worldwide to have implemented Alma as its next generation cloud-based system for library management. CONTENTdm and DSpace supplement the foundation of its system architecture to enhance access to its collections and services.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $45,000 annually. This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. Normal faculty benefits apply, including 24 vacation days annually and choice of retirement and annuity plans. For more information about benefits, see http://www.hr.vcu.edu/benefits/.

For more information about the VCU Libraries, please visit our home page at http://www.library.vcu.edu/ and at http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs/home.asp.  

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Submit cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: 

Pamela H. Fraga
Assistant to the University Librarian
VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University
901 Park Avenue
PO Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
804-828-1107
804-828-0151 (fax)
phfraga@vcu.edu

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Head, Serials Acquisitions Unit, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD

We anticipate that on Thursday, January 30 there will be an announcement on USAJOBS.gov https://www.usajobs.gov/ for the following position. The announcement will be posted for five days.

Head, Serials Acquisitions Unit, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine


This position will be listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-13, with a salary range from $89,924 to $116,901 including locality pay per annum.


The Serials Acquisitions Unit Head in the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section serves as the head of one of four units and directly supervises a staff of three professional acquisitions librarians whose grades range from GS 9 to GS 12 level and five library technical support staff whose grades range from GS 7 to GS 8 level.  The incumbent is responsible for managing operations of the Unit which acquires approximately 18,000 print and electronic biomedical and related serials, including providing preliminary bibliographic control for serial titles; managing accounts and communication with commercial subscription vendors worldwide; physical processing of print serial issues; creating and maintaining purchase order, receiving, payment and holdings records in an integrated library system; monitoring expenditures on the serials budget; and preparing reports to support analysis of the NLM collection.
The incumbent will be a member of the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section management team, reporting directly to the Section Head, and serves on working groups within NLM and represents NLM to various professional and government organizations.


https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359787900

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

We anticipate that on Thursday, January 30 there will be an announcement on USAJOBS.gov https://www.usajobs.gov/ for the following position. The announcement will be posted for five days.

 

This position will be listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-14, with a salary range from $106,263 to $138,136 including locality pay per annum.


The head of the Library Technology Services Section is responsible for a staff of ten professional librarians and technical information specialists whose grades range from GS 9 to GS 13 level and one library technical support staff whose grade ranges from GS 7 to GS 8 level. The staff collectively manage bibliographic and digital library systems to support the Division's collection development, acquisitions, licensing and cataloging operations. These systems also support a broad range of LO and NLM services. Major activities of the Section include managing the maintenance, development, testing, training and documentation for the Voyager Integrated Library System; the NLM Digital Collections repository; locally developed systems to support NLM indexing and PubMed citation creation activities; online public access catalogs to provide discovery and delivery of the NLM collection; electronic resources management systems including an OpenURL Link Resolver; a Library Operations-wide documentation system; report writing software for providing statistical reports and data analyses; Web collecting and archiving software; and numerous other software utilized by staff to carry out Division functions. The Section provides first level desktop hardware and software support for the Division, maintains the Division's technology, computers and equipment budget, and, in collaboration with the Office of Computer and Communication Systems, is responsible for ensuring computer equipment is properly deployed throughout the Division.

The incumbent will be a member of the Technical Services Division senior management team, reporting directly to the Chief of the Division, and serves on working groups within NLM and represents NLM to various professional and government organizations.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359658400

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Library Manager, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Denver CO

AORN, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, is headquartered in southeast Denver and has an opening for a Manager for our Library, the AORN Research & Information Center (ARIC). We are a progressive, well-funded membership association for nurses who work in the operating room. The ARIC librarians support the evidence-based research needs of our nursing staff. This is a great opportunity to play a key role in the creation of guidelines that promote perioperative patient safety.

The Manager, AORN Research & Information Center (ARIC) directs the overall operations & administration of the library. S/he develops strategies, tactics, and approaches to support the mission, vision, and values of AORN. S/he plans, organizes, and manages systems, services and staff to support the evidence-based needs of the nursing staff, with a focus on the Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices. The responsibilities of the ARIC Manager include: formulating and implementing a print & electronic acquisitions strategy; building and adhering to the budget for this strategy; effective management of the collection; negotiating vendor contracts and managing vendor relationships; utilizing state of the art library science processes and technology; developing strategies for improving efficiency and effectiveness; being an external and internal advocate of the ARIC team and role; and leading and setting priorities for the ARIC staff based on AORN strategic priorities, as well as, when needed, personally conducting complex literature searches of health sciences resources.  S/he is also responsible for the collection and maintenance of the AORN archives and the day‑to‑day operations of ARIC.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program; at least 5 years' professional library experience and at least 2 years' experience managing people; familiarity with health sciences resources

Please send inquiries or resumes to Amy Stuhmer, Manager of Human Resources, astuhmer@aorn.org.

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Part-Time Young Adult Librarian, M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut MA


The M.G. Parker Memorial Library seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, outgoing librarian to serve the young adults of Dracut.

This is a professional, part-time position requiring, a background in young adult services, knowledge of print and non-print materials pertinent to this age group and the
ability to interact with seventh grade students and up. This part-time position will be for an average of 18 hours a week with no benefits and will include hours compatible with
student hours, late afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays.

This person will be responsible for developing a comprehensive program that encourages young teens to be active library users. Reference desk work is also required.

An advanced degree in Library Science or secondary education is preferred. Alternately, at least three years of experience working with young adults in school or Library environment will be considered. Graduate School of Library and Information Science students are encouraged to apply.

$13.29 per hour

Open until filled

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three
references to:


Mr. William M. Zounes
Human Resources Coordinator
Town of Dracut
62 Arlington Street
Dracut, MA 01826

alternately, you may email the above information to:  humanresources@dracut-ma.us

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Archives Assistant, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown MA

The Archives at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA is hiring an Archives Assistant, the job is part-time (up to 18 hours/week):

 

The application is available through our online career center:http://www.perkins.org/about-us/careers/index.html

Primary Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Archivist, the Archives Assistant is responsible for processing archival collections including organization, description, and preservation measures, assisting with digital collections including photography, scanning, and metadata creation. Assist with updating the archives website and social media accounts, and other duties including inventory, data entry, and transcription projects.


Tasks Performed:
Implements uniform arrangement, description, and preservation standards to ensure that collections are efficiently, effectively, and appropriately processed. Writing finding aids and creating other documents to improve collection description and access. Responsible for digitization, post-production and image correction, and metadata creation for online exhibits of archival materials. Updating the archives website, and content creation for social media (Flickr, Twitter, Pinterest). Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned, including assuming duties in the absence of the Archivist.


Essential Functions:
Ability to properly handle fragile, historic materials. Knowledge of digital scanning, image editing, and web page design and development. Knowledge of digital content standards and metadata schema (e.g. Dublin Core, MARC, RDA, METS). Possess knowledge of archives and special collections work routines. Possess knowledge of copyright law. Demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning and to current trends related to digitization. Ability to provide reference and research assistance. Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills.


Minimum Physical Requirements:
Lifting, carrying and/or moving of boxes, some of which could be heavy or require the use of carts, bending, pulling, collating, and filing. Significant computer work, which may require repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.


Desired Education:
Master's degree or current enrollment in an ALA-accredited Master's program.


Desired Major:
Library Information Science


Desired Job Experience:
Current enrollment in a Master's program, an advanced degree in a related disciplinary field with archival management coursework and/or experience. Experience arranging, processing, and preserving archival collections. Working knowledge of current metadata and descriptive standards, including DACS and EAD.


Certifications Required:
ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Information Science.

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Technology Librarian, Wilmington Memorial Library, Wilmington MA

Technology Librarian

Wilmington Memorial Library

 

Duties: The Wilmington Memorial Library is seeking an energetic candidate to fill a full-time Technology Librarian position responsible for developing and implementing technology services.  We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about technology and has an interest in its practical application in a library setting.  This person needs to be an innovator, taking a proactive role in moving the library forward. Duties include supervision of all computerized tasks and functions throughout the library including maintaining library computers and related equipment, coordinating network computer services, managing library's web site and other web based resources, and providing technology instruction to staff and the public. Supplementary duties include regular shifts on the information desk and other related duties. This position offers the opportunity to be involved in planning new services and working in a team oriented friendly environment.  Schedule is 35 hours per week with some evenings and every third Saturday from September through June. 

 

 

Qualifications:   MLS from an ALA accredited school preferred but not required. Tech savvy individuals who are MLS Degree candidates or have experience working in a library setting will be considered. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of web design, including HTML/CSS and familiarity with emerging web and information technologies is required.  The successful candidate will be a self starter who has the demonstrated ability to seek out and learn new technology. Must be a flexible team player with a positive attitude and strong commitment to customer service.  Experience providing computer training to individuals and groups a plus.

 

Salary:  $47,371-$59,945

 

 

Closing date:    February 14, 2014

 

APPLICATION:    Please submit letter of application and resume to: Kendra Amaral Assistant  Town Manager, Wilmington Town Hall, 121 Glen Road, Wilmington, MA 01887.  Applications and resumes may also be submitted electronically to: kamaral@wilmingtonma.gov

 

 

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Archives Internship (unpaid), Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington CT

Hill-Stead Museum, a National Historic Landmark in Farmington, CT, offers an unpaid  archives internship in Summer 2014.  The intern will be responsible for archival processing of the papers of two former museum directors. Key duties include 1) organization of hard copy and electronic documents and records and 2) development of a finding aid for both hard copy and electronic material.  Intern also may be required to assist with related archives duties and/or curatorial and programming activities as the need arises.  The internship is open to students enrolled in the Graduate School of Library Science, preferably with a concentration in Archives Management or a rising junior or senior undergraduate student intending to pursue a graduate degree in Archives Management.  Key skills and abilities include strong academic record, dependability, flexibility, and discretion.  Please send resume, cover letter (including indication if internship will be used for academic credit), faculty letter of recommendation to Gina Broadbent, Administrative Manager, Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington CT 06032 or broadbentg@hillstead.org.

 

Closing date for applications is April 1, 2014.

 

 

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Director of Library Media Services, Whitinsville Christian School, Whitinsville MA

Whitinsville Christian School is looking to fill the Library Media Center Director position. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide visionary leadership for responsible use of information by students and staff at Whitinsville Christian School. The successful candidate will join an energetic and visionary leadership team committed to a Biblically reformed perspective in Christian education.   Whitinsville Christian School is a thriving community of learners focused on our calling to experience the Lordship of Christ in every aspect of our lives. The position will commence with the 2014-15 school year.

Requirements for the position include the following.

  • Commitment to Christ as Savior and Lord Commitment to the mission of Whitinsville Christian School
  • Teaching credential
  • Master's degree in Library Science

Please contact Lance Engbers, Headmaster (508-372-3246 or lengbers@wcs.mec.edu) for additional information regarding the job description, the application for the position, and the time frame for filling the position.

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Reference Librarian, Northern Essex Community College, Lawrence MA

FULL-TIME REFERENCE LIBRARIAN: (Library Services) Lawrence Campus.   37.5 hours per week, Hours are Monday -Thursday, 12:00 PM-8:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM. (MCCC/MTA Unit Position) Anticipated start date: February, 2014

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for participating in all aspects of academic library operations, including reference, inter-library loan and circulation services at the Lawrence Campus Library. Provide a full-range of quality individual reference services and group information literacy sessions to NECC community. Assist in the selection of materials for the library's collections. Other duties as assigned depending on strengths and interests.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science.  Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Proficiency in automated library systems and database and Internet searching.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required and a familiarity with website design, web page editing, and library marketing is strongly preferred. Ability to work independently and maintain cooperative working relationships. Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the goals of a multicultural population

 

PREFERENCES:  

  • Experience working in a Community College library.
  • Experience creating LibGuides or other multi-media reference resources.

 

 

SALARY: Anticipated salary range is $52,564.00 - $62,000.00 annually with complete fringe benefits package. Actual salary will be determined in accordance with the MCCC/MTA classification system commiserate with education and experience. Pay Grade #5

 

TO APPLY: http://necc.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=46185

 

 

DEADLINE: February 7, 2014                                                    

 

 

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Director, Medical Center Library, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY

The University of Kentucky Libraries seeks a director for the Medical Center Library (MCL). The MCL Director reports to the Dean of Libraries and serves as a member of UK Libraries Executive Committee. 

The MCL director is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for the delivery of academic and knowledge-based information resources and tools and aligning the MCL's strategic plan with the goals of UK Libraries, the six health profession colleges (Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health), UK Healthcare, its three hospitals and outpatient clinics, the Markey Cancer Center, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the Gill Heart Institute, the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science in their missions of education, research and clinical service. 

This position requires an innovative individual with progressive and accomplished experience in library administrative/leadership roles that include significant responsibilities for budgetary oversight and resource planning as well as experience managing change. Knowledge in the breadth of library operations including research and education services, managing electronic resources, collection development, and document delivery as well as knowledge and skills in evaluating, implementing and making accessible new knowledge-based technologies is needed. 

The director should be a dynamic leader with the ability to develop and cultivate an energetic and results-oriented team and to champion change and continuous improvement initiatives in a complex academic health center system. The successful candidate must bring the ability to foster relationships with faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders, thereby ensuring the success of programs created by the MCL. A successful candidate will also have an established track record of successful grant funding, scholarly dissemination, and collaboration with educators, researchers, and clinicians. 

This position is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position and requires a master's degree in library or information science earned from a program accredited by the American Library Association. 

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university of approximately 28,000 students, 2,000 faculty and 12,000 staff dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. The University of Kentucky Library system has a combined library holdings total of more than four million volumes and includes 11 libraries with a faculty of 60 and a support and professional staff of 108. Eleven faculty librarians and seven support staff provide services at the Medical Center Library that is housed in the Medical Center complex, adjacent to the University of Kentucky main campus. UK Libraries uses the Voyager integrated library system. UK Libraries memberships include the Association of Research Libraries, LYRASIS, ASERL, and the Center for Research Libraries. UK is a regional depository for government publications. In addition, the Medical Center Library is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and is a Resource Library with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. 

Priority applicant review will begin February, 1st 2014. Interested applicants should attach three documents: a cover letter (Cover Letter), curriculum vitae (Resume), and the names and contact information of three professional references (Other Documents). 

Qualifications: 

Knowledge of academic medical center organizations, operations, and emerging trends 
Knowledge of current and emerging information technologies 
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills 
Effective management, leadership and organization skills 
Ability to work effectively in a changing, complex environment 
Ability/skills in human and fiscal resource management 
Ability to foster a strong collaborative, team-oriented work environment 
Understanding of student, faculty and community user needs assessment 
 

 

Visit https://ukjobs.uky.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=247604 to apply. 

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Library Specialist, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington DC

The Association of American Medical Colleges is seeking a Library Specialist to support the Reference Center and Learning Services.

Requirements:
• Perform all technical services involved in library operations
      o Catalog (both copy and original cataloguing) library and staff books
      o Process new materials (books, serials, etc)
      o Shelve new library materials and maintain stacks and library collections
      o Circulate library and staff materials using integrated library system. Experience using EOS International is a plus
• Serials
      o Maintain access to journal subscriptions. Work directly with publishers and vendors to troubleshoot all subscription access issues
• Process and manage requests
      o Order and manage books and subscriptions requested by library director or association staff
      o Manage interlibrary loans, document delivery
• Information services
      o Assist staff with using library online resources and provide support for or deliver orientation and training activities
      o Maintain and/or create online resources such as library web pages and SharePoint sites.
      o Provide back-up support on research or reference requests as required
      o Participate in the evaluation and application of best practices to deliver electronic information solutions that meet user expectations and maximize value for the organization
      o Facilitate current awareness services
• Administrative issues
      o Reconcile invoices for interlibrary loans and book orders
• Assist with copyright permissions requests
• Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

• Master's in Library Science or equivalent preferred. Strong demonstrated customer service experience required, preferably in a library setting
• Two or more years of experience in a library setting
• Strong, demonstrated customer service orientation
• Proven technical proficiency with original cataloguing in integrated library systems (ILS)
• Proficiency retrieving information from databases and vendors such as PubMed, Ovid, Proquest, Nexis, ERIC, Web of Science
• Experience using  integrated library systems required, cataloguing required, circulation experience preferred
• Recent professional experience as a practicing cataloger including substantial original cataloging; solid working knowledge of AACR II, RDA, LCSH, LC classification, MARC 21, OCLC, and authority control procedures; experience with automated integrated library systems and database management
• Experience using SharePoint and HTML editors, especially Dreamweaver preferred
• Experience using library databases such as or similar to PubMed, Ovid, Proquest, and Nexis preferred
• Coursework or experience in database construction and or open source technologies preferred
• Ability to quickly pick up and implement new technologies
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well individually as well as part of a collaborative effort
• Strong verbal and written communications skills and a willingness to present
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize, multitask, work quickly and fulfill assignments and manage projects accurately and on time in a busy workplace
• Shows excellent capacity for attention to detail
• Proven ability to exercise strong decision making skills
• Exhibits high degree of professionalism

Visit http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH10/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=AAMC&cws=1&rid=364 to apply.

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Database Consultant, The Mark Shaw Photographic Archive, East Dummerston VT

The Mark Shaw Photographic Archive ( markshawphoto.com) is seeking information expertise to help us develop a unique, customized database system for our small photo archive. Our current antiquated system and protocols need an upgrade and we are seeking a review of the options available to us, as well as information about the current conventions for museums and archives. We're exploring options from developing around an eCommerce platform like Magento, to starting with a digital repository like Omeka, to building a hybrid system that uses both kinds of databases. An intern would work directly with Mark Shaw Photographic Archive founder and director Juliet Cuming, and with our web designer. This project requires creativity, outside the box thinking, and a knowledge of the available tools.

The Mark Shaw Photographic Archive engages in a variety of income producing activities: we license images, create fine art prints, and produce books and exhibitions featuring the work of photographer Mark Shaw. Based near Brattleboro Vermont our family run archive is the only solar powered, totally "off the grid" photo archive in the world. While initial site visits would be necessary, much of the internship could be completed from home. Please send cover letter and resume to:

Juliet Cuming, Director
The Mark Shaw Photographic Archive
98 Falk Road
East Dummerston, VT. 05346

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Cataloger And Classifier, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

A leading American historian has called the Boston Public Library (BPL) one of the five great libraries of the world. Over 3.5 million people visit the Boston Public Library every year to use its collection of twenty two million books, maps, manuscripts, photographs, prints, drawings and other items. Another eight million people connect with the BPL through its website www.bpl.org to use its services and the growing collection of electronic resources, downloadable media and digitized rare books, maps and manuscripts. 

Among its preeminent collections, the BPL holds a First Folio by William Shakespeare; original music scores by Mozart, Prokofiev and others; and the personal library of President John Adams.  In addition, the BPL is home to the renowned Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, which includes over 200,000 historic maps and 5,000 atlases from all over the world.  Over 10,000 programs and classes attract thousands of residents from across diverse neighborhoods and cultural groups. Award winning online and in-library homework assistance sessions, literacy classes, author programs and computer training sessions are also a popular draw. 

The BPL is a department of the municipal government of Boston and a statutory charitable organization governed by a board of nine Trustees appointed by the Mayor. 

Job Purpose: 
Responsible for performing entry-level phases of descriptive and subject cataloging for review, including basic original cataloging and classification, which may require special language and / or subject knowledge. 

Reports to: 
Chief of Cataloging or delegate 

Supervises: 
As assigned, assists in supervision of pre-professional and non-professional staff 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities: 

1. Assists in performing one or all phases of descriptive or subject cataloging, including basic original cataloging and classification, which may require special language or subject knowledge. 

2. Assists in the processing of library materials by creating or editing bibliographic records in the appropriate MARC format. 

3. Participates in special projects involving the modification of large numbers of bibliographic records. 

4. Maintains a consistent output of cataloging, copy-cataloging, classification and database maintenance according to a competitive, departmental standard for entry-level catalogers. 

5. Accurately catalogs titles at various bibliographic levels including minimal, core, and full level standards as directed. 

6. Processes library materials according to designated priorities. 

7. Assists in training of pre-professional and non-professional staff. 

8. Assists in evaluating and suggesting changes in policies and procedures concerning descriptive and subject cataloging. 

9. Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

A bachelors degree from a recognized college or university and a masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school.  In exceptional circumstances specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements. 

Basic knowledge of library catalogs and other bibliographic tools and sources; basic knowledge of current descriptive and subject cataloging practices and procedures for coding bibliographic records in the MARC format; ability to learn and apply highly detailed standards and techniques.  Relevant language or subject knowledge and / or specialized training may also be required.  Ability to work well independently and cooperatively in a group.  Dependability.  

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

Terms: 
Union/Salary Plan/Grade:    PSA/P-1 (2 Temporary, Part - time positions) 
Hours per week:  18 

Please refer to the Salary Information section on the Boston Career Center site for more information on compensation.  For each Salary Plan, salaries are listed by Grade and Step.

To apply:

https://recruit.cityofboston.gov:8443/psc/prdcg/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=346969&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

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Librarian, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, San Marcos CA

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for management of all activities associated with the campus library including: supervising personnel, maintaining library resources, providing library services, and maintaining an appropriate environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Directs the activities of the library services desk.
  • Triages all student and faculty requests
  • Manages the library cash drawer, including assisting students with copying/printing transactions.
  • Notifies students of outstanding fines.
  • Provides reference and research assistance to students and faculty including; on-line database searches, interlibrary loan services, library instruction.
  • Coordinates and facilitates loans with other campus libraries within the University.
  • Trains and supervises part-time library assistant and student library monitors (where applicable)
  • Maintains, updates, and supports library resources including; information management system, circulation / reserve services.
  • Collections development for print resources, input in collection development of electronic resources.
  • Catalogs materials and provides/maintains authority control.
  • Upholds and enforces official library policies and procedures, including overdue items and late charges.
  • Triages and provides technical support for problems with library technology such as printers, copiers, computers, etc.
  • Orients new students to library services and collections.
  • Meets regularly with other library staff on all campuses to suggest changes or report problems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Masters in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited University
  • Two or more years of library experience, preferably in a health sciences library or in a health care environment, and including the use of library information management systems, cataloging, reference, online literature searching, acquisitions/collection development, serials management and library instruction.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Proven ability to use library automated information management systems.
  • Excellent computer skills and the ability to new learn new software programs easily.

 

COMPETENCIES:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of the position:

Communication

Excellent written and face-to-face communication skills. Professional demeanor.

 

Initiative

Actively seeks opportunities to make contributions vs. passively accepting situations.  Goes above expectations to achieve goals.

Dependability/Adaptability

Recognizes/responds to unanticipated events and requirements.  Customer-focused, with demonstrated experience and ability to be flexible with changing priorities, demands and requests.  Ability to work independently or with little supervision.

 

Interpersonal Relationships

Promotes teamwork, and leads by example, while successfully collaborating across functions and departments.

Planning/Organization

Demonstrates ability to manage time and priorities.

Analytical

Synthesizes complex and diverse information.

Personal Responsibility

Trustworthy with unyielding integrity.

TRAVEL:

Position may be required to travel.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

We are accepting applications through February 5 and the anticipated start date for the position is March 3.

For full details and to apply, please visit our website: http://www.usa.edu/employment.aspx

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Film Archivist, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, Bloomington IN

Film Archivist

Assistant/Associate Librarian

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

 

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Film Archivist for the IU Libraries Film Archive. 

 

The Indiana University Libraries' Film Archive (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/filmarch) was born in 2010 with the transfer of 74,000 films into the Auxiliary Library Facility and the creation of the unit, and is one of the largest film archives in an academic library in the country. Almost immediately after it was created, the IU Libraries' Film Archive was accepted as a member of the prestigious International Federation of Film Archives. As part of the Collection Development Department in the Libraries, the Film Archive represents one of the most notable and respected special collections in the Libraries, and contributes directly to the library's mission to support and strengthen teaching, learning, and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery.  The IU Libraries' Film Archive plays a leadership role in planning for and implementing the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative, a university-wide initiative to digitize time-based media.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Director of the IU Libraries' Film Archive, the individual in this position will:

·         Provide reference services and research consultations and support to faculty, students, staff, and the community at large

·         Assist with collection development, management and inventorying

·         Inspect and prepare films for patron use, digitization and projection

·         Assist with grant proposals and project management

·         Manage and develop preservation projects, online exhibits and collaborative national collection related projects

·         Assist with prioritizing of cataloging/conservation/preservation of film collections

·         Keep abreast of developments related to moving image archiving, digital collection management and related issues

·         Contribute to the developments in the field of moving image archives through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues

·         Develop regional, national and international partnerships and collaborations

·         Hire, train and supervise graduate students

·         Serve as an active member of the Collection Development Department

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

·         ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience

·         Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of film, video and digital moving image formats and preservation issues

·         Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse populations of faculty, students, researchers and academic colleagues

·         Experience in collection development and a broad knowledge of information resources for moving image collections

·         Experience in moving image archives including motion picture film-handling experience.

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

Preferred

·         Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment

·         Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

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

 

Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/neweeo-profe.html

Video: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefitsvideo/academic.html

Brochure:  http://hr.iu.edu/pubs/books/IU-benefits_broch.pdf

 

TO APPLY

For full consideration, applications must be received prior to February 17, 2014.  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at:  https://indiana.peopleadmin.com.  Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: 

 

Jennifer Chaffin

Director of Human Resources

Libraries Human Resources

Herman B Wells Library 201

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN 47405

Phone:  812-855-8196

Fax:  812-855-2576

E-mail: libpers@indiana.edu

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Medical Librarian, VA Medical Center, White River Junction VT

DUTIES:

The Medical Librarian is located at the VA Medical Center, White River Junction (WRJ), VT. The person in this position works to inform evidence-based, patient-centered care through teaching information literacy skills, training and supporting WRJ clinical and research professionals to access evidence-based clinical resources with skill and competence. The Medical Librarian provides and promotes expert clinical librarian services at the point of care and need for WRJ clinical teams, on clinical rounds or morning report with house staff, and other clinical trainees. The Medical Librarian develops opportunities to collaborate with WRJ clinicians and researchers to develop special information/knowledge projects or to customize access and/or results from information tools, databases, e-books, e-journals, and other e-resources provided by the VA VISN 1 Knowledge Library. The Medical Librarian works directly with the WRJ users and patients in clinics, labs, offices, or electronically to assist, train, and deliver these knowledge and information tools. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Assists in locating materials and how to access/use online resources;
Provides reference service as a team member and acts as a mentor for junior staff: Instructs and assists staff in the use of databases, e-journals, e-books, etc.;
Participates in the acquisition, processing and de-activation of library materials;
Communicates frequently and articulately with customer groups and teams (clinicians, Service Chiefs, house staff, etc.);
Collaborates on the Knowledge and Information Services Center's web development to enhance access, display and utilization of key library resources;
Participates on collaborative teams to identify and implement decision support and knowledge-based content;
Oversees the efficient operation of the Library/Knowledge Service Center;
Develops effective user aids, training programs, plus employs pro-active local marketing/promotion strategies;
Teaches and/or develops information tools, knowledge resources, and/or services that focus on building clinical information literacy, knowledge management, and clinical decision making skills;
Participates in local and regional information networks;
Assists in the compilation of usage, cost and effectiveness statistics on all e-content and Library Services;
Works on statistical reports and works to improve quality and/or identify opportunities for redesign; and
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00AM - 4:30PM

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Basic Requirements for GS-1410 Librarian Series:
Completion of one (1) full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor's degree. NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation.

-OR-


A total of at least five (5) years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services. NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.

~AND~


In addition to the Basic Requirements above, to qualify for this position at the GS-11 level, you must meet one of the following requirements:


Experience: You must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-9) in the Federal Service that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of a Librarian. Examples of specialized experience would be serving as an information specialist providing reference services, literature searches, and information consulting to medical center professional staff, trainees and clients; experience must demonstrate the ability to perform in the functional areas of work covered by this series, medical librarianship; understands the concepts, theories, new developments, and co-relationship of information in this field; maintains up-to-date information on the state of the art; plans, coordinates, and carries out the successive steps in reference work, fact-finding and analysis of search results, problems or issues in accordance with accepted librarian practices; plans, develops, and implements library outreach and library/information services marketing programs; requires a variety of oral, written and graphic communications methods and techniques in presenting information about the medical center and library's services and resources; and develops detailed plans, goals and objectives for the long-range implementation and administration of the library and information services program. Note: Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.

~OR~


Education: Successful completion of three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education from an accredited college or university in library science or a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to this position as a Librarian. Note: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

~OR~


Combination: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed progressively higher level graduate education (beyond the second year) and specialized experience, as described above, which meet the total experience requirements for this grade level. The education portion must include progressively higher level graduate courses directly related to the work of this position (as described above). Note: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.
The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: "I have experience and/or internship with Medical or Science Librarianship."


You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

Knowledge of library resources
Ability to engage with a wide variety of individuals
Computer skills
Ability to communicate effectively
Physical Demands & Work Environment: The work is primarily sedentary, although some physical effort may be required. Some walking, standing, bending, or carrying of light items, computer equipment, presentation aids, displays and packets is required. You may be required to make periodic visits to other facilities, local community organizations, training sites, and other locations. Work is typ0ically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. The work may require walking between clinical areas and travel between Medical Centers and Community Based Outreach Clinics.

Job particulars and application information is at -
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359784400

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Part-Time Library Director, Marstons Mills Public Library, Marston Mills MA

QUAL: A Masters Degree in library sciences or equivalent is preferred, plus three years of supervisory experience. Candidate must possess strong communication skills, a broad knowledge of modern library operation, and experience with computer hardware and software with the ability to work effectively with budget and physical plant management. Candidate must hold or be eligible to obtain a Massachusetts Certificate of Librarianship.

DUTIES: The MMPL is a small library serving a village of 10,000 people located in the town of Barnstable on Cape Cod. The library's collection comprises approximately 20,000 books, CDs and DVDs and other materials; the 2014 budget is $235.000. The director supervises a staff of seven employees, one full time and six part time, as well as volunteers.

The director is the administrative officer of the library.  Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, the director plans, organizes and administers all aspects of library services which include personnel, policies, programs and financial resources.  In an effort to provide quality library services to the community, the director works closely with the Board of Trustees to accomplish short and long term planning for the library facility and services.

SALARY: range is $38-$42,000

HOURS: 32 hours per week

TO APPLY: Please reply to:  Marstons Mills Public Library, P. O Box 9, Marstons Mills, MA 02648.  Attention:  Search Committee or email reply to: reneevoorhees@gmail.com  Subject line: MMPL Job Application Director

Fax: (508)420-5194

DEADLINE: March 3, 2014

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Executive Director, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, North Andover MA

Executive Director - chief executive with vision to lead the 36-member public library consortium Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) in northeastern (No. Andover) Massachusetts.

Qualifications - MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, MBA, non-profit management or equivalent training and experience. Familiarity with current and emerging library technology; ability to plan for integration of new technology as appropriate for more effective delivery of network services. Significant experience with managing library operations including five to eight years in a management role with an automated library network, or equivalent experience.

Duties - overall responsibility for the planning, implementation, development, supervision and evaluation of all aspects of network services and operations; reports to an Executive Committee.

Salary - $87,750+ commensurate with experience.

Available:  Until filled.  Situated 5 miles from NH border. 

Send -- Letter of application, resume and three references to:

                            

                            

 Ellen Rainville, MVLC Search Chair

J. V. Fletcher Library

50 Main St.

Westford MA 01886

erainville@westfordma.gov

T: 978-399-2312

F: 978-692-0287       

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Volunteer, Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ wants to recruit unpaid volunteers, with language skills, that can help us maintain our levels of quality for the journals that we accept into the Directory, as well as reviewing those already in the Directory. We're especially interested in those of you who have an interest or experience in scholarly publishing, journals and, of course, open access.

More info can be found here:

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Access Services Librarian, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester NH

As one of the fastest growing nonprofit universities in the nation, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) offers nearly 200 certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs in business, culinary arts, teacher education, hospitality management and liberal arts on campus, online and at our regional centers.SNHU, at No. 12, was the only university to make Fast Company's 2012 list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies and is a repeat winner of the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" award. 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. Come be a part of innovation and education! Southern New Hampshire University is an equal opportunity employer.

Shapiro Library will be moving in the summer of 2014 into a brand new 50,000 square foot building. This position will have the exciting opportunity to lead the Access Services Department during this transition from a traditional library building to a state of the art library learning commons.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

•Provide leadership and management for Access Services including circulation, reserves, inter-library loan/document delivery, and stack maintenance

•Direct and coordinate 6 staff and student assistants

•Ensure adequate staffing to maintain library hours and services regardless of inclement weather

•Work with the Library Dean to design new policies, procedures, and services to enhance the quality of library use for all library patrons

•Run the library facility in the absence of the Dean

•Recommend budget allocations for the Access Services Department, and monitoring expenditures for materials, services, staff, and student workers

•Set and adjust library hours of operation in direct consultation with the Library Dean

•Coordinate the monitoring of the library building for facilities and public safety issues

•Participate in Library, University, and outside professional committees, conferences, and other scholarly and developmental opportunities

•Stay current on library trends through library literature, social media, and other professional sources

•Provide some reference desk coverage and conducting library instruction classes

•Act as a library liaison to assigned school/department/division

•Assist patrons in the use of technology, including laptops, network connectivity, and printing

•Other duties as assigned

 

The successful applicant must have:

•Minimum of 2 years academic library experience in Access Services

•Demonstrated ability to design and implement innovative programs and services that advance organizational goals

•ALA-accredited MLS

•Relevant professional experience including successful management/supervisory experience

•Demonstrated ability to provide leadership for the delivery of excellent customer services

•Knowledge of Internet, print, and online resources

•Strong computer-based skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, e-mail, and web searching and basic computer troubleshooting

•Experience with automated library systems, Millennium preferred

•Strong oral and written communication skills

•Ability to work with students from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, and academic backgrounds

•Excellent organizational and analytical skills

•Strong interpersonal skills

•Strong commitment to public service

 

To apply for this position, please visit http://snhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/8973.

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Librarian, Three Rivers Regional Library System, Jesup GA

Librarian Generalist Position

Three Rivers Regional Library System is seeking a professional librarian to join our public library system in Jesup, Georgia.  We are seeking an enthusiastic, high-energy, service oriented librarian to join our team. This position will provide customer service to our member libraries in the area of Children and Youth Services, Information Technology, and Cataloging.  This position is available as of February 1, 2014 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The successful applicant must be a graduate of an ALA accredited university and be able to obtain a librarian certificate from the Georgia Librarian Board.

Recent MLS graduates are encouraged to apply.  Good starting salary with excellent benefits.

 

Essential Knowledge:

 

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited university
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Provide support to member libraries using technology to include: PCs, tablets, printers, servers, etc.
  • Demonstrate a keen sense of customer service and patience
  • Participate in programming events: planning, presenting, and hosting
  • Keep abreast of all library trends and best practices

 

Essential Skills:

 

  • Ability to handle multiple issues at one time
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to troubleshoot in a technological environment
  • Website updating experience a plus
  • Work in a team environment, follow procedures, and embrace change
  • Ability to solve problems and complete work with a positive attitude

 

 

To apply, please send a completed application along with a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: 


Three Rivers Regional Library System, 280 South Mahogany Street, Jesup, GA  31546.
Attn: Human Resources Department

 

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Manager, Creative Computer Commons, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs CO

New Position: Manager, Creative Computer Commons
Employer: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: New 21st Century Library, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

STARTING WAGE: $25.75 - $30.26 per hour DOE* + full benefits
(*Starting wage will be commensurate with experience and education.
Starting wage is equivalent to a range of $53,560- $62,940 per year)

POSITION SUMMARY: Seeking an innovative, tech savvy leader to manage the Creative Computer Commons (C3) that incorporates media lab technology, maker space, and community interactive opportunities for local entrepreneurs, home business startups, students, innovators and creative individuals of all ages. You will provide the organizational capacity and expertise that will allow C3 to flourish. This exempt, full-time position will direct a highly collaborative team committed to achieving the mission of the Pikes Peak Library District: to seek, engage and transform lives through library services and resources that enrich individual lives and build community.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Guides Library staff and patrons to expand their understanding of new technologies, get the most out of their gadgets and devices, and provide both opportunity and equipment to create, invent, investigate and share ideas.
· Oversees, implements, maintains and enhances a wide range of technologies and systems.
· Provides leadership, guidance, direction and assistance to staff: including supervision, evaluation, hiring and goal setting for staff development and learning.
· Develops operating procedures and staff schedules, analyzes workload statistics and recommends staffing.
· Develops long-and short-range plans of service and implements strategies to meet the District's objectives.
· Plans and coordinates C3 program objectives, including budget preparation and monitoring.
· Provides excellent customer service and maintains a courteous, positive image of the library when interacting with patrons and staff.
· Actively promotes the library's services through programming and community outreach.
· Represents the library as a member of professional organizations and associations; may serve on teams or advisory boards as assigned.
· Maintains patron and staff confidentiality.
· Performs other job related duties as assigned.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

· Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) required
· Three plus years of professional library experience with supervisory responsibility
· Advanced knowledge of library services, best practices and procedures
· Aptitude for technology, willingness to learn and ability to exercise confidence and excitement in the vast technological and online resources the Library District has available
· Ability to cultivate a team environment that encourages personnel to work across departments
· Excellent communication skills, demonstrates a "whatever-it-takes" work ethic, and models an excellent customer service attitude
· Bilingual ability is a plus in serving our diverse community

PROCEDURE FOR APPLIATION:
1. Complete a PPLD online application located at ppld.org on the JOBS/VOLUNTEERS tab
2. Attachments should be submitted in the following file types: .doc, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .htm
3. If you require an accommodation to complete your job application, please contact the Human Resources Office at (719) 531-6333, Ext. 1254.

CLOSING DATE: Position is open until filled; preference will be given to online application materials received by February 4, 2014

TARGET START: Anticipated start date is March 3, 2014

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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 the week 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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Lecturer (Preservation Librarian), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale IL

LECTURER (PRESERVATION LIBRARIAN)

SIU CARBONDALE

LIBRARY AFFAIRS

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 2014

 

Appointment:                   Lecturer, Full-time, 12 month, term, Non-Tenure-Track

 

Available:                           As soon as possible

 

Environment:  Library Affairs provides comprehensive library services to the Southern Illinois University Carbondale population of 18,500 students in beautiful Southern Illinois. Morris Library, the primary facility, was completely renovated and reopened in 2009. The building currently features over 200 computers, laptops to borrow, 14 study rooms, and two computer classrooms. Two additional floors that will feature highly flexible, technology-rich, collaborative spaces are under construction and will open in 2014. The building houses nearly three million volumes, three and a half million microforms, and 43,000 currently-received periodicals and serials, as well as strong collections of online databases, maps, films, DVDs, and sound recordings. Morris Library is a selective U.S. Federal Depository Library and an Illinois State Depository Library. As the center for academic support services on campus, Morris Library hosts SalukiTech (technology and computer support), the University Honors Program, the Writing Center, Learning Support Services, Testing Lab, Math Lab, and Center for Teaching Excellence. Morris Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, and Greater Western Library Alliance. Librarians at SIU Carbondale are faculty and are covered by collective bargaining.

 

Responsibilities: Under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Support Services and responsive to input from the Dean of Library Affairs, the Preservation Librarian is responsible for the administration of the Library Affairs' preservation program. The Preservation Librarian's responsibilities include: Collaborates with librarians and staff in Information Services, Special Collections Research Center, Cataloging, and Acquisitions on the planning, development, implementation, maintenance, and management of comprehensive physical and digital preservation and conservation programs for general and special collections in all formats. Develops preservation policies and practices for the Library, including standards for care and handling of collections. Works closely with representatives from all areas of the Library to determine preservation needs and priorities and to coordinate projects. Evaluates library collections for preservation and reformatting. Studies and recommends appropriate applications of digital technologies for preservation. Collaborates with information resources' staff in processing materials for the collections. Monitors environmental conditions in all library facilities, makes recommendations for improving conditions, and coordinates remedial actions, when necessary. Oversees the Conservation Lab. Establishes short- and long-term goals for the unit. Supervises Civil Service staff and student assistants. Maintains the Library's disaster plan and coordinates emergency response strategies for the Library. Participates in the Library's scholarly communication initiatives, including the population of the Institutional Repository, OpenSIUC. Serves as subject specialist and liaison to an academic department in an area of expertise. Develops in-house educational and training programs in preservation and emergency response. Develops and/or teaches credit and/or non-credit courses in preservation and related areas. Serves on appropriate Library committees and represents the Library on matters concerning cooperative preservation programs. Responds to inquiries from the Library, University, and southern Illinois community on preservation and conservation issues. Works on special projects and other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master's degree (or equivalent).
  • Specialized training in preservation.
  • Professional experience, including archival activities, in an academic/research library, museum, or archival center.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience, including the ability to plan, organize, and coordinate workflows.
  • Ability to work effectively with a culturally-diverse population.
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following:
    • Book and paper preservation and conservation;
    • Preservation of non-print materials, including audio, image, and video through electronic formatting;
    • Reformatting of print and manuscript materials into digital form; or
    • Preservation of electronic materials, including born-digital and reformatted to digital forms.
    • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational and management skills with a strong customer service orientation.
    • Teaching experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • Certification or training with emphasis on preservation methods.
  • Knowledge of preservation of 3-D objects.

 

Salary:  Competitive, $40,000-$52,000

 

Deadline for Application:  January 31, 2014 or until filled

Application: Submit a letter of application stating qualifications and background for this position, a resume, and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. References may be contacted by Morris Library and asked to comment on your experience and qualifications for this position. All materials should be addressed to:

 

Teri Stobbs Ricci, Personnel Coordinator
Library Affairs, Mail Code 6632
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
605 Agriculture Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
Telephone: 618-453-1458
E-mail: tricci@lib.siu.edu

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(Taxonomy) Librarian, National Public Radio, Washington DC

Overview:

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. NPR listeners value information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility - our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide. 

 

NPR is looking for a talented, forward-thinking librarian to join our award-winning team of knowledge managers, product owners, researchers, and digital thinkers.  The successful candidate will work in a hybrid setting that blends traditional information skill areas (information evaluation, presentation, indexing, taxonomy, content management, reference interview) with the digital demands of a cutting edge media organization. 

We are looking for a professional who:

  • Has experience developing and maintaining taxonomies.
  • Has experience maintaining, tuning, and optimizing auto-categorization rules.
  • Is approachable and focused on creating partnerships - builds rapport easily.
  • Is comfortable taking an active and visible role representing the Library team to diverse constituencies.
  • Has a passion for metadata and how to leverage it.
  • Is curious and flexible.
  • Is a collaborator at heart, who can work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Takes initiative to make things better.
Essential Duties Include:
  • Cultivates productive relationships with users from across the organization, resulting in improvements to Library products and services including NPR taxonomies.  Example business partners include News, Digital Media, Communications, Development, Diversity, and Ombudsman.
  • Optimizes automated methods of content categorization via taxonomies and associated classification algorithms.
  • Represents Library team in a variety of settings from product management activities to delivering research on deadline. 
  • Expert in wielding the power of metadata.  Creates original metadata and dynamic custom reports in response to business needs.  Applies best practices in content management.
  • Expert in selection, retrieval, and presentation of information via a variety of platforms.  Is user-focused and allows client need to drive outcomes.
  • Develops and leads regular training sessions.  Is comfortable leading tours and speaking to larger groups.
  •  Contributes ideas to improve Library products and services.
Qualifications:

Education

Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited program strongly preferred.  Equivalent work experience may be considered.

 

Required Skills:

  • Experience working on a team to improve a product or process.
  • Ability to switch gears as organizational priorities shift.
  • Experience with taxonomy standards and taxonomy management approaches.
  • Ability to translate feedback from stakeholders into actions that deliver value.
  • Digitally engaged - consume information on a variety of platforms; comfortable in a continually "digitally disrupted" environment.
  • Demonstrated success in prioritizing among multiple competing assignments or projects.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team where part of all of the team is virtual.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to think journalistically.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, over the phone and by other virtual means, to internal and external constituencies.  
  • Experience creating metadata in a non-MARC setting.
  • Experience facilitating reference interactions and delivering information on demand.
  • Familiarity with basic database principles.
  • Sound judgment and discretion when evaluating information; demonstrates sensitivity to context and privacy.
  • Conduct consistent with applicable NPR ethical guidelines.
  • Ability and willingness to work varied shifts.
  • Passion for current events and popular culture.

 

Preferred Skills:

 

  • Familiarity with the programming languages of the web (PHP, CSS, HTML5).
  • Familiarity with information dissemination platforms, content management systems.
  • Marketing savvy.  Successful experience leading a marketing campaign.
  • Familiarity with digital audio file formats and preservation challenges.
  • Experience curating, managing, or migrating digital collections.
  • Experience working with a digital preservation repository.

 

The salary range for this SAG-AFTRA position is $65,000 - $73,000.

 

 

Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you.  All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.

 

If you apply for this job, here's what you can expect in our interview process. If you're checking out technical or digital roles, here are some additional things you should consider about what you'll experience at NPR.

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Call for Student Paper and Poster Presentations, Society of American Archivists 2014 Annual Conference

Call for 2014 Student Paper and Poster Presentations
The 2014 Student Program Subcommittee is accepting proposals for two special sessions--a paper session and a poster session--dedicated to student scholarship during the Joint Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, August 10-16, 2014. Work from both master's and doctoral students will be considered. Read more and submit your proposal  at http://www2.archivists.org/conference/2014/washington/call-for-student-paper-and-poster-presentations-2014-joint-annual-meeting

Deadline for proposals: February 3.

 

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Records Manager, Legal and Regulatory, Bank of the West, San Ramon CA

Purpose Statement 
Bank of the West is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as its Records Manager. The candidate should have a proven track record in developing and managing an enterprise-level records management program. An individual with strong interpersonal and organizational experiences in financial institution records management is preferred but not mandatory. The candidate should be a Certified Records Manager (CRM). Responsible for leading an enterprise wide strategic effort for Records Information Management (RIM).  Develops and manages centralized policies and procedures for managing the life cycle of physical and electronic records throughout the Bank.  Ensures that policies and standards are compliant, and provides governance and training pertaining to records management within business entities and groups. 
 
Essential Job Functions 
1.         Communicates and drives the implementation of key RIM initiatives at the Bank.
2.         Leads the development, implementation and maintenance of policies and procedures for identifying, organizing, indexing, storing, retrieving and disposing of physical and electronic records.
3.         Partners with internal stakeholders to periodically evaluate current systems and administer specialized systems for managing the lifecycle of business records.  Understands critical business processes, identifies gaps, set goals, and objectives and implements procedural changes that preserve information and ensures legal and regulatory compliance.
4.         Develops and facilitates a Bankwide Records Management Training Program.  Manages and trains Records Management team members within various business groups across the Bank.
5.         Creates and manages critical RIM workflows that align records management with various business processes.
6.         Partner with IT to review and recommend business applications that support strategic objectives and enhances program efficiency.
7.         Works closely with the Legal Department to develop processes for responding to litigation, regulatory inquiries, legal holds, and document preservation notices. 
Required Education or Equivalent Experience
•           Bachelor's Degree in business, library science, records management or an associated discipline required
•           Master's/Advanced Degree in business, records management or an associated discipline preferred
•           Required license(s) or certification(s) Certified Records Manager (CRM)
 
Administrative/Technical Skills/ Other Information
•           Experience building out a records management structure is strongly desired
 
Level Supervised
•           Will supervise a team of 2 or more Professional Staff 
Qualifications 
•           5-8 years of functional/professional experience
•           3-5 years of supervisory or managerial experience
•           Alternative:  Combination of education and experience (years /description) 8 - 10
 
What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members-they embody the optimistic spirit of the West.  There is a spirit here that drives us to do more.  Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank.  They reflect our modern western values--straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic.  We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity - an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world.  We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines - Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management. 
 

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Children's Librarian, Grafton Public Library, Grafton MA

Grafton Public Library

Vacancy

Children's Librarian

 

Under the direction of the Director, the Children's Librarian develops and implements services that facilitate and encourage literacy for children ages 0-12. The Children's Librarian participates in collection development and maintenance of collections of books and media for children and their caregivers, and leads a team of senior library assistants, library assistants, and volunteers assigned to the Children's Room. The Children's Librarian may, from time to time, be responsible for library supervision in the absence of more senior staff.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNCTIONS

 

  • Develops, markets, implements and evaluates library programs for children and their caregivers.
  • Coordinates library services for tweens in conjunction with Teen Services Librarian.
  • Develops and maintains a multimedia collection of library materials for children and their caregivers.
  • Supervises library staff and volunteers assigned to Children's Room.
  • Assists patrons with reference and reader's advisory requests, including those involving traditional library media, the Internet, and C/W MARS' Evergreen software.
  • Provides customary services when scheduled to work at the Children's Room service desk.
  • Develops and implements community outreach programs for children and their caregivers
  • Prepares informational materials promoting the library services.
  • Prepares grant applications in support of department programs.
  • Maintains statistical records and prepares reports as required.
  • Monitors the usage of supplies and requests replenishment as required.
  • May assume the responsibility for operation of the library during temporary absences of the Library Director.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

 

Master's Degree in Library Science; three to five (3-5) years related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience providing knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform essential functions of the job. Oral and written communications skills needed to interact effectively with library patrons and colleagues. Ability to use productivity software, the Internet (including social media), online databases, and C/W MARS Evergreen software for circulation and reference services. Physical strength and agility needed to shelve and retrieve library materials, negotiate stairs and move equipment and delivery bins.

 

Position is full-time.  Schedule is 35 hrs/ week, and includes weekday, weekend, and evening hours.  Salary range is $35,555 - $ $60,444.

 

Apply with cover letter and resume or application for employment to: Selectmen's Office, Grafton Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, Grafton, MA 01519, attn: Children's Librarian.

 

Review of applications begins March 1, 2014.

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Final Call for Proposals, New England Technical Services Librarians 2014 Annual Spring Conference

NETSL 2014 Annual Spring Conference - Final Call for Proposals

"Coming Up Roses: Growing Towards The Future"

The New England Technical Services Librarians 2014 Annual Spring Conference

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

April 11, 2014

Got an innovating idea, project, or technology? Share it with New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL -http://netsl.wordpress.com) at our 2014 Annual Spring Conference, "Coming Up Roses: Growing Towards The Future". 

NETSL seeks forward-thinking proposals in all areas related to technical services librarianship:  acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resources, and preservation in academic, public, and special libraries.  Participants are strongly encouraged to think about innovative services that meet current challenges in technical services, and how we are leaders of change within technical services and in our libraries as a whole. 

Our 2014 Annual Spring Conference will focus on how technical services librarians are increasingly asked to adapt and change in relation to quickly changing trends and current and future users' needs. How do we cultivate these trends to improve and/or create better services that meet the challenges we face today and tomorrow?

Participants are invited to submit proposals for breakout presentations, posters show and tell for our poster session, and lightning talks. Breakouts are a full one hour presentation. Posters show and tell will last an hour.  Lightning talks are approximately 6-15 minutes in length where each presenter speaks one after another. Questions and answers follow the end of the breakout session presentation and the end of all the lightning talks but occur throughout the poster session.  

To submit a proposal, follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/ltnzq4b

The deadline for proposal submission is midnight on February 2, 2014:

For more information contact Jennifer Eustis, Past President, New England Technical Services Librarians, jennifer.eustis@lib.uconn.edu.

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

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

Spring Internship Opportunity - 2014

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Preservation Internships - Spring 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

Internships Description

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

The Special Collections Department is offering part-time internships to assist with the cataloging and classification of special materials. The internships can start in the first weeks of January, with possibility of extension. We request a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, in blocks of four hours, preferably either 9am-1pm, or 1pm-5pm.

 

The interns will work with the Special Collections Librarian and the Library's technical services staff to catalog new accessions and to enhance existing MARC records, using both original cataloging and copy cataloging. Materials to be cataloged cover formats including rare books, single manuscripts, manuscript collections, maps, atlases, photographs, recordings, broadsides, and artifacts. Additional projects may include the reclassification of Special Collections holdings currently classed in the Dewey Decimal System to the Library of Congress classification system.

 

The ideal candidate will have completed Simmons classes LIS 415 and 416, and/or 417, or have previous experience with cataloging.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship

The application period for the Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2014.

 

The Mosaic Scholarship was established to provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue careers in archives and to promote the diversification of the American archival profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

 

Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded. In addition, each scholarship recipient receives a one-year complimentary membership to SAA and complimentary registration to the Society's Annual Meeting.

 

For more information on the scholarship, eligibility requirements and instructions on applying, please visit:http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-mosaic.

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2014 Theodore Calvin Pease Award, Society of American Archivists

Theodore Calvin Pease Award
http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-pease
Purpose and Criteria for Selection:

Created in 1987 and modified in 2007 and 2012, this award recognizes superior writing achievements by students of archival studies. Entries are judged on innovation, scholarship, pertinence, and clarity of writing. Papers examining major trends and issues in the archives profession are preferred.

Eligibility:

Eligible entries are written by students enrolled in archival studies classes at either the master's or doctoral level. A faculty member or instructor associated with the archival studies program must submit the entry to verify that the student paper was written within the context of an archival studies program and completed during the preceding calendar year. A faculty member or instructor in an archival studies program may submit one entry per award cycle. There is no cap on the number of papers than can be submitted by a school or program, provided no individual faculty member submits more than one paper.


Entries should be unpublished manuscripts of 5,000-8,000 words, must include an abstract, and should conform to the stylistic guidelines described in the editorial policy http://www2.archivists.org/american-archivist/editorialpolicy of The American Archivist. Submit only the title with the paper. The name of the author, the program, or the faculty member or instructor must not appear on the manuscript.

Sponsor and Funding:

The Society of American Archivists Foundation, in honor of Theodore Calvin Pease, the first editor of The American Archivist.

Prize:

A certificate and cash prize of $100. The winning manuscript, after going through the editorial process with the editor of The American Archivist, will be published in The American Archivist.

First Awarded:

1988

Selection Committee:

Papers will be judged in a blind review by the Pease Subcommittee of the SAA Awards Committee. The subcommittee consists of the current editor of The American Archivist, the vice chair of the Committee on Education, and a member of the Society of American Archivists with experience in archival research and literature appointed annually by the president-elect to serve a one-year term. The current editor of The American Archivist serves as the chair of the subcommittee and shall present the award. The current editor of The American Archivist also edits the manuscript and leads the student through the editorial process in preparation for publication.

Submission Deadline and Nomination Form:

All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year. CLICK HERE http://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/Theodore-Calvin-Pease-Award-Form_0.rtf to download the RTF application form.

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Pharmacy Librarian, D'Amour Library, Western New England University, Springfield MA

D'Amour Library of Western New England University seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and user-oriented librarian for the position of Pharmacy Librarian.  Working collaboratively with the faculty of the College of Pharmacy and the D'Amour Library staff, the successful candidate will develop library services and information resources to support the College and its curriculum. The provision of information literacy instruction and reference services for the College are major responsibilities of the position. The Pharmacy Librarian will also serve as library liaison to other related sciences and programs including the pre-pharmacy program. As a member of the information literacy and reference teams the Pharmacy Librarian will be an active participant in D'Amour Library's vibrant Information Literacy Program for the University as well as provide general reference and research assistance which will require some evening and weekend hours on a rotating basis.

 

Qualifications: 

 

Required: Master's of Library Science from an ALA accredited program is required.  Knowledge of electronic resources and a strong public service orientation are essential. Demonstrated teaching ability, excellent oral and written communication skills, and knowledge and experience with computers and their applications are required.

 

Strongly Preferred: At least 2 years' experience in instruction at an academic, medical, or health-related library. A subject background in health or life sciences.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

 

Priority will be given to applications received by March 1, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Send cover letter, resume, and the names of three references with contact information to: Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu. Accepting applications until position is filled.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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Assistant Archivist, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa CA

The Charles M. Schulz Museum, a not-for-profit institution located in Santa Rosa, California, seeks a collaborative, organized, and enthusiastic Assistant Archivist to join our collections team. The Museum is home to an active Research Center that provides care and access to correspondence, periodicals, books, news clippings, and business records pertaining to the life and art of Charles M. Schulz.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Archivist reports directly to the Archivist, who is responsible for the overall administration of the Research Center of the Charles M. Schulz Museum. This position is focused on processing archival records related to the life and legacy of Charles M. Schulz, creator of Peanuts, as well as institutional archives. The Archivist Assistant works to implement archival management of records in electronic formats, assists with the public service functions of the Research Center, and engages in active outreach. This position also has responsibility for encoding finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD). In addition, the Assistant Archivist will work with processing assistants, including paraprofessional archival processors and interns. The successful candidate may also participate in digitization projects, acquisition of manuscript and archival collections, and donor relations.

Qualifications

Required

  •  A graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, a graduate degree in archival studies, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  •  Formal coursework or training in archival management and theory.
  •  Ability to work effectively as part of a team in a dynamically changing environment.
  •  Experience processing archival collections and preparing finding aids.
  •  Familiarity with concepts related to archival management of electronic records.
  •  Knowledge of basic records management principles and current trends.
  •  Ability to learn new technologies quickly and effectively.
  • Fluency with digitization concepts and best practices.
  •  Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred

  •  Proficiency with PastPerfect Museum Software.
  •  Reference service experience in a research or academic library.
  •  Expertise working with archival collections in non-textual formats, such as photographs, audio recordings, and video recordings.
  •  Experience working with electronic records.
  •  A comprehensive understanding of Adobe Creative Suites.
  •  Experience working with oral history programs.

About the Museum
The mission of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is to preserve, display, and interpret the art of Charles M. Schulz. The Museum carries out this mission through exhibitions and programming that:

  •  Illustrate the scope of Charles M. Schulz's multi-faceted career,
  •  Communicate the stories, inspirations, and influences of Charles M. Schulz,
  •  Celebrate the life of Charles M. Schulz and the Peanuts characters, and
  •  Build an understanding of cartoonists and cartoon art.

Apply

This is a regular part-time position including pro-rated benefits, requiring 24 hours per week. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and samples/links of finding aids to:


Cesar Gallegos, Archivist

Charles M. Schulz Museum

2301 Hardies Lane

Santa Rosa, California 95403 cesar@schulzmuseum.org

 

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NN/LM PNR Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle WA

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an innovative librarian with expertise in consumer health information services and resources to join the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR).

 

This position is an opportunity to do creative, challenging, and important work to promote the effective use of health information for patients, families, and other members of the public.  The successful candidate will initiate, develop and foster strategies to increase consumer health outreach in state, public, and medical libraries, in addition to agencies and community organizations that reach underserved populations whether due to location, poverty, ethnicity, non-English speaking, limited literacy, or adverse health status.

 

The Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator will develop and conduct outreach and educational programs about health literacy, culturally appropriate health information resources, and topical consumer health issues. The successful candidate will find opportunities to work with libraries, agencies for seniors, K-12 schools, and promotoras by cultivating contacts with relevant organizations or programs, including library associations, area agencies on aging, 4-H, and promotora training programs.

 

Duties will also include working with the staff of seven other Regional Medical Libraries (at major institutions under contract with the National Library of Medicine) and staff in the National Network Office headquartered at the National Library of Medicine.

 

This position requires excellent communication, program planning, management, evaluation, and interpersonal skills.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to take initiative and set goals and priorities in a collaborative, team environment. S/he will demonstrate knowledge of issues and trends in consumer health, and respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

 

Responsibilities: Develop culturally and linguistically appropriate educational resources to offer in-person and distance training for public libraries, community-based, faith-based, and K-12 organizations that reach underserved audiences and age groups, such as Native American, Hispanic and multi-cultural populations, as well as teens and seniors; make site visits to network member organizations to provide consultation on collaboration, training resources, or strategies to support health literacy programs in their communities; foster librarian's emerging role in consumer health by teaching and sharing information with network members about relevant topics (e.g. health literacy, patient engagement, patient education, Affordable Care Act) via the PNR blog, Twitter, Facebook, and website; co-coordinate the health literacy and community engagement committee of the Regional Advisory Council (RAC); with the Associate Director, develop, support and monitor awards for consumer health outreach projects by PNR Network member organizations; serve as the lead staff in the PNR office for scheduling and hosting NN/LM PNR distance learning continuing education webconference meetings and presentations for network members and priority audiences; publicize and provide training on NLM resources such as PubMed and MedlinePlus at association meetings, exhibits and other events as required.

 

Required: An ALA-accredited degree or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree with a minimum of 3 year's experience in an academic or health sciences library or consumer health environment; excellent written, teaching, and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated experience designing health literacy or library outreach programs; experience with web conferencing and online instruction platforms; familiarity with NLM and NN/LM products and services; demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and collegial team environment; excellent organizational, time, and project management skills; demonstrated ability to thrive in an environment characterized by ambiguity, change, and occasionally competing agendas; demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace. Valid driver's license and frequent travel required. Salary: $52,000 minimum, with level of appointment and starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

 

For fullest consideration, apply by February 24, 2014 with a cover letter, supporting resume and name and address of at least three references.

 

Please refer to http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/librarians/consumer-health-outreach-coordinator for a full position announcement.

 

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

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

 

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

 

Primary Responsibilities

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

Skills and Qualifications


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

This position is part-time (20hrs/week) with no benefits.  To apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Jane E. Ward, Librarian, at jward@athm.org (please put Assistant Librarian in subject field) or mail to Jane E. Ward, Librarian, American Textile History Museum, 491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854.  Application deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.  

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Temporary Cataloger and Classifier Librarians, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for two part-time, temporary Cataloger and Classifier Librarians who will be responsible for performing entry-level phases of descriptive and subject cataloging for review, including basic original cataloging and classification, which may require special language and/or subject knowledge.


Salary: $23 - $31 per hour, DOQ; 18 hours per week. Competitive benefits.


Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school. In exceptional circumstances specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.


Basic knowledge of library catalogs and other bibliographic tools and sources; basic knowledge of current descriptive and subject cataloging practices and procedures for coding bibliographic records in the MARC format; ability to learn and apply highly detailed standards and techniques. Relevant language or subject knowledge and / or specialized training may also be required. Ability to work well independently and cooperatively in a group. Dependability.
Proficiency with the current versions of the following cataloging tools and software products is highly desirable:


Cataloger's Desktop
Classification Web
RDA Toolkit
MSWord and Excel


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


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


Deadline for application: January 31, 2014

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Assistant Director for Scholarly Resources & Services, Interdisciplinary Studies, Colby College, Waterville ME

Colby College Libraries invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Scholarly Resources & Services (SRS), Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian. The Assistant Director leads a team of seven librarians whose primary mission is to support faculty and student research in an innovative teaching and learning environment. Responsibilities include establishing group strategic priorities, fostering a collegial and collaborative environment within the SRS group and with other Library and campus partners, and representing SRS to appropriate groups within the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) consortium.

 

This position reports directly to the Director of Libraries and is a member of the Libraries' Leadership Team which, along with the Director, provides vision in moving the Libraries forward to best serve the research and scholarship needs of our students and faculty. 

 

The successful candidate will also work to support faculty and students in interdisciplinary programs specifically and in the social sciences more broadly, providing information literacy and research instruction, individual consultations, assistance in development of programming for a new center for teaching and learning, and assistance in collection development.

 

Preferred start date is July 1, 2014.

 

Applicants should address their materials to the chair of the Search Committee, Director of Libraries Clem Guthro, and send the following electronically in PDF format to Stephanie Frost (sjfrost@colby.edu).

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Social Sciences Data Librarian, Colby College, Waterville ME

Colby College Libraries invites applications for a social sciences data librarian in Scholarly Resources & Services (SRS). Within the Colby Libraries, the SRS group's primary mission is to support faculty and student research in an innovative teaching and learning environment. To that end, the successful candidate will work closely as liaison to departments in the social sciences, providing data and statistical support, information literacy and research instruction, individual consultations, and assistance in collection development in an increasingly digital environment.

 

Preferred start date is July 1, 2014.

 

Applicants should address their materials to the chair of the Search Committee, Susan Cole, and send the following electronically in PDF format to Stephanie Frost (sjfrost@colby.edu).

 

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation

 

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited master's degree or international equivalent
  • Evidence of a commitment to information literacy and library instruction
  • Evidence of broad knowledge in the social sciences
  • Flexibility, creativity, energy, and ability to work in a changing environment, and to work collaboratively as a member of a goal-oriented team
  • Evidence of excellent communication and analytical skills

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in an academic setting
  • Experience working with data sets and knowledge of research practices relating to data
  • Knowledge of significant trends and issues in research support and data management; familiarity with one or more institutional or disciplinary repositories and experience using statistical software in work with data sets
  • Subject knowledge of economics and government, including collection development

 

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college located in central Maine. The Colby College Libraries are central to scholarship and a key part of the Colby academic program. There are three libraries with a professional staff of 13 librarians. Colby librarians are faculty without rank, eligible for sabbaticals and are expected to contribute to creative, scholarly, and professional activities, and to participate in library-wide and campus-wide service. A significant staff reorganization in 2012 resulted in the Libraries being poised for transformational change in the provision of services, instruction, and collections. For more information about the Libraries, visit www.colby.edu/library

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Electronic Information Specialist, Law Firm, Northeast Region

Northeast regional, mid-sized law firm with multiple offices is seeking an Electronic Information Specialist. 

 

The successful candidate for this newly created position will undertake the following duties in support of effective patron access to legal information resources:

  •          Provide legal and business research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and effective manner.
  •          Utilize in-depth knowledge of electronic  legal services, implement innovative delivery options, and conduct targeted training to increase attorney efficiency.
  •          Identify, evaluate, and implement current and emerging technologies related to the delivery of electronic legal research and reference services a virtual reference desk setting.
  •          Apply user experience design and usability principles to enhance department's Sharepoint intranet for dynamic interaction with identified electronic legal research services.
  •          Manage licensing documentation, monitor usage reports, and produce patron notifications for electronic services.
  •          Provide research and reference support to the functions of the various departments of the firm including Marketing, Business Development, and Professional Development.
  •          Assist with all aspects of department daily upkeep and maintenance.

 

Qualifications and Experience:      

  •          Master's Degree in Library Science required.  Candidates who have earned an MLS or MLIS with a focus on Information Architecture are preferred.
  •          Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years experience conducting basic legal research in a law firm information services setting,  and 1-3 years of demonstrated experience managing legal electronic services and department intranets.
  •          Aptitude for learning new computer applications quickly with minimal instruction.
  •          Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills required.  A sense of humor is a plus. 
  •          Ability to work effectively with a diverse staff and to thrive in a fast-paced, evolving and highly collaborative environment is essential.

 

Compensation and  Benefits Package are highly competitive and comprehensive.  The Law Firm is an equal opportunity employer.

 

To apply, send cover letter and resume to nelawfirmlibrary@gmail.com.  Please note in subject line:   Electronic Information Specialist

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Scholarship, Association of Jewish Libraries

The Association of Jewish Libraries is pleased to announce a scholarship of $1000 to a student enrolled or accepted in a graduate school of library and information science. Prospective candidates should have a knowledge of and interest in Jewish Studies, and demonstrate the potential, ability, and intention of pursuing a career in Judaica Librarianship. STUDENTS WHO WISH TO APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP SHOULD SUBMIT APPLICATIONS BY APRIL 11, 2014

The application is available on the AJL website at http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/AboutAJL/AwardsGrants/StudentScholarship.aspx

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Archivist, Harwich Historical Society, Harwich MA

The Harwich Historical Society seeks a professional archivist to process a collection of historic documents related to the history of the town (approximately 18 cubic feet in size.)   The Brooks Family/Robert G. Davis Collection contains hundreds of manuscripts, dating from the early days of Harwich's settlement through the nineteenth century and includes business, civic, religious, and personal correspondence. The family was an important presence in Harwich from the eighteenth through the nineteenth centuries and made significant contributions to the world of trade, business, finance, town government and the church.

 

The collection requires physical processing and organization, archival preservation, digitization and electronic archiving of key documents, basic catalog and descriptive data entry into the museum software program, digital scanning, physical arrangement and creation of finding aid.

 

Work is estimated to take one year and would begin immediately; schedule is flexible. 

 

Qualified candidate will have a degree in archival administration or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Knowledge of Past Perfect program is helpful.  Brooks Academy Museum is located in Harwich, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod.

 

Deadline:  February 14, 2014. 

Salary not stated.

 

If interested in this position, please submit resume and references to the Harwich Historical Society, 80 Parallel Street, Harwich, MA 02645, or email them to harwichhistoricalsociety.org.  For more information, please call the museum at (508) 432-8089 or email the address included.      

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Instructional & Data Services Librarian, Whitman College, Walla Walla WA

Penrose Library seeks an innovative librarian to provide instructional and research assistance to students, faculty, and staff of Whitman College.  Primary responsibilities include designing, delivering, and assessing information literacy instruction; providing reference and research assistance; serving as a liaison to academic departments or programs; and participating in library planning and policy-making in a shared decision-making environment.  Additionally, this librarian will perform outreach and instruction for spatial and numeric data services, primarily in support of the natural sciences and other data-driven disciplines.

 

As a member of the Instructional and Research Services (IRS) team, the successful candidate will have knowledge of information literacy pedagogy, instructional design, and current digital learning technologies.  Applicants must be able to apply this knowledge while working with faculty in multiple areas of the liberal arts curriculum.

 

While the primary area of responsibility is instruction, all IRS librarians have additional responsibilities to other areas of library services.  This position will be responsible for assessing campus needs regarding data services, and developing and expanding the library's ability to support the management and use of data on campus.  Candidates are sought with experience or significant coursework in the use of geospatial and statistical tools and who have the ability to find, use, analyze, and provide instruction with data.  Because this area of responsibility will evolve in response to campus need and candidate interests, enthusiasm, vision, and instructional ability are vital to this position.

 

Experience providing academic library instruction or post-secondary instruction and experience or significant coursework in data services are desired, however early career librarians are encouraged to apply.  Background or experience within a liberal arts college environment and an undergraduate major in a data-driven discipline are preferred.

 

Required Qualifications

 

o   MLS or comparable degree from an ALA-accredited program;

o   Ability to develop research guides and appropriate pedagogical materials in order to effectively deliver instruction at different achievement levels;

o   Ability to exploit digital learning technologies and geospatial and statistical tools in order to further instructional programs and initiatives;

o   Strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to effectively collaborate with other library units, campus departments, individuals, and outside constituencies.

o   Experience with and/or knowledge of best practices for the acquisition, storage, and use of numeric and geospatial data, and the desire to develop further competency in this area.

 

Penrose Library has a strong service orientation, a team-oriented approach to decision making, and provides excellent opportunities for professional development.  Penrose Library consistently ranks highly in Princeton Review's "Best College Library" category and Whitman College is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the country.

 

Whitman College is located in the historic community of Walla Walla in the scenic wine country of southeastern Washington State.  Whitman's beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually dynamic and diverse community of some 500 staff and faculty and 1,500 students.  The area allows one to experience a wide variety of recreational opportunities, provides access to more than a dozen art galleries, three theatres, and the oldest continuous symphony west of the Mississippi River.  Whitman has vibrant theatre and music programs and routinely invites renowned speakers and performers to campus.

 

Application Procedure

 

Please submit application letter, vita, and contact information for three references through the College Employment Opportunities form at https://whitmanhr.simplehire.comApplication review will begin February 17, 2014 and will continue until filled. 

 

For more information about Whitman College see www.whitman.edu.  Successful candidates must be able to pass a background check.  

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NSLHD Library Service Manager, Northern Sydney Local Health District, St. Leonards, Australia

NSLHD Library Service Manager
Permanent Full Time
Salary: $1,996.00 - $2,181.30
Closing date: 28.01.2014
https://nswhealth.erecruit.com.au/ViewPosition.aspx?Id=175845

Based at Royal North Shore Hospital, the Library Services Manager will be responsible for management of Library Services across the Northern Sydney Local Health District. The manager will ensure the service is well positioned to meet the short and long term business needs of NSLHD, in accordance with agreed strategies, costs and resource allocations. This position is responsible for ensuring the efficient and timely delivery of high quality library resources and services to employees of NSLHD and students of affiliated universities. This position is also responsible for the management and supervision of library staff based at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai, Manly, Mona Vale, Royal North Shore and Ryde Hospitals.

This position is permanent full-time and is classified as a Librarian. Note that employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

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Donald Peterson Student Scholarship for SAA Travel

The Donald Peterson Student Scholarship Award Subcommittee invites applications from archival science students and recent graduates of archival programs.  The award subsidizes travel to the SAA Annual Meeting for students presenting research or actively participating in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable.

 

Award and application information follow below.  The application deadline is February 28, 2014.  If you have any questions regarding the award or the application process, please contact Renna Tuten, Donald Peterson Student Scholarship Award Committee Chair, at rtuten@andersonuniversity.edu

Purpose and Criteria for Selection

Established in 2005, this award supports students and recent graduates from graduate archival programs within North America to attend SAA's Annual Meeting. The goal of the scholarship is to stimulate greater participation in the activities of the Association by students and recent graduates. This participation must include either a presentation of research during the Annual Meeting or active participation in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable.

 

Eligibility

Awarded to an SAA member in good standing who is currently enrolled in an archival education program or who graduated from an archival education program in the previous calendar year. Applications are evaluated based on the merits of the applicant's essay and letters of recommendation.

 

Sponsor and Funding

The Society of American Archivists, in honor of Donald Peterson (1908-1999), New York lawyer and philatelist, whose deep appreciation of world history and preservation developed early through his stamp collecting and held true throughout his life.

 

Prize

Up to $1,000 in support of registration, travel, and accommodation expenses associated with the SAA Annual Meeting.

 

First Awarded

2006

 

Application Form and Documentation

Submit three copies of the following to the address on the application form:

1.       A 500-word essay describing the applicant's career goals and potential impact on the archival profession.

2.      Unofficial transcript to verify student status or copy of graduate diploma.

3.      Two letters of recommendation from individuals having definite knowledge of the applicant's qualifications.

4.      Application form.

 

Application Deadline

February 28, 2014

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Children's Librarian, Montague Public Libraries, Turners Falls MA

Montague Public Libraries are accepting applications for a full-time Children's Librarian.  The Children's Librarian's duties include managing and maintaining the children's collections in the Carnegie (Turners Falls), Millers Falls, and Montague Center Libraries and planning and performing children's programs.    Requirements include MLS degree, 2 years related library experience, or equivalent.  Applications must be submitted by 2/10 to Linda Hickman, Library Director, 201 Ave. A, Turners Falls, MA, 01376 or on-line at librarydir@montague-ma.gov. For more info- www.montaguepubliclibraries.org, 413-863-3214.

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Teaching and Learning Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park MD

We are pleased to announce that the search for our new Teaching and Learning Librarian is now open.

 

This faculty librarian will report to the Head of Teaching and Learning Services in the Public Services Division.

 

Description: The University of Maryland Libraries serve the flagship campus of the 16 member University System of Maryland. The Libraries' information literacy program is large and robust, reaching 20,000 participants in 1,000 orientations, tours and instruction classes annually. Within this program, this position is responsible for designing, creating, coordinating, teaching, and assessing instruction programs for undergraduate students, especially for large first-year courses. To assist in expanding these teaching activities through the development and implementation of blended learning initiatives, including classroom, online, and mobile learning, we are seeking a creative, industrious, and service-oriented librarian who will play an important part in doing this work. The Teaching and Learning Librarian is responsible for three categories of duties: 1) librarianship, 2) service, and 3) scholarship and creativity. Librarianship includes supporting the Libraries information literacy program, especially for undergraduate students by teaching classes, by assessing student learning, by developing learning objects for students, liaising with an assigned campus departments, and by providing general reference and instructional assistance. Service includes a variety of work for the Libraries, the University, and/or the profession, typically through service on committees beyond the assigned areas of responsibility. Scholarship and creativity may be several types typically (but not exclusively) regarding subject specialization as it relates to undergraduate education.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Teaching and Learning Librarian will serve to support the reference and instructional needs of the University's undergraduate students especially (but not limited to) first-year students. Reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning Services, the librarian manages a combination of important duties and responsibilities.

•             In collaboration with the Outreach and Marketing Services Librarian, serves as the liaison to the Department of English's Academic Writing Program in maintaining the Library Day Program for students enrolled in ENGL 101-Academic Writing. Stays abreast of changes and developments with this course as it relates to first-year students, and the University's plan for general education.

•             Participates by teaching in all the instruction and orientation activities coordinated by the department.

•             In partnership with the department's Graduate Assistant, ensures that all teaching tools (i.e. web pages, instruction manuals, assessment forms, handouts, guides, etc.) that pertain to the department's various instruction programs are maintained and enhanced.

•             In collaboration with the Digital Learning Initiatives Librarian, responsible for the design, creation, implementation, and evaluation of tutorials, videos, and other media to enhance student learning of library services, resources, and research skills. Works with the unit head to define project scope, goals and deliverables that support the face-to-face and online instruction initiatives managed by the department, as well as special initiatives and/or workshops designed by the department for instruction librarians.

 

The full job posting and information on how to apply can be found here: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/23939. The application period closes Sunday, February 9.

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Head, Infrastructure and Content, U.S. Naval War College, Coasters Harbor Island RI

Head, Infrastructure and Content, U.S. Naval War College

The Henry E. Eccles Library at U. S. Naval War College (NWC) invites applications for the position of Head of Infrastructure and Content (IC).  The Head of IC works under the general direction of the Library Director and leads the IC team, which manages print and electronic journals, cataloging, acquisitions, collection development and special collections. As a key part of the reinvention occurring within the Library, the Head of IC will be responsible for reimagining the role of technical services in an era of e-research, digital scholarship and distance education. The Head of IC oversees a department of 2 librarians, 3 technicians and student assistants. 

Background

The U.S. Naval War College, located on Coasters Harbor Island, Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, established in 1884, is the oldest institution of its kind in the world. More than 50,000 students have graduated since its first class of 9 students in 1885 and about 300 of today's active-duty admirals and generals and senior executive service leaders are alumni.  The Library is reinventing itself as a Learning Commons, recapturing its role as the academic center of the U.S. Naval War College by utilizing a full range of research, academic resources and technology tools.  In support of this goal, the current Library is schedule to undergo extensive renovation and expansion beginning in 2014.

Qualifications

The new Head of IC will be an outgoing, collaborative individual who can engage effectively with Library staff and the NWC community at large and is knowledgeable of current best practices and standards. In addition to demonstrating a record of success as a supervisor, the successful candidate will demonstrate many of the following characteristics:

Experience deploying institutional depositories; Experience with Integrated Library System implementations and migrations; Sensitive to security issues relating to information access; The ability to strategically and creatively build collections; Evidence of relevant publications, presentations and professional service; Highly organized and a good multi-tasker; Ability to effectively manage projects; Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

Required

A Master's degree in Library and Information Science or an advanced degree in a related discipline and significant experience working with technical services operations in an academic library setting.

To apply and for additional information on salary and benefits visit USAJOBS

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359149100.

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Associate Library Director, Becker Medical Library, Washington University, St. Louis

Associate Library Director - School of Medicine Library - 27266

https://jobs.wustl.edu/



Becker Medical Library at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking applicants for the position of Associate Library Director of Health Information Resources.  This is a high level leadership position within the medical library that reports directly to the library director.  The
associate director is responsible for the Health Information Resources division's performance and for meeting the division's strategic objectives within the established financial budget.



The Health Information Resources (HIR) Division encompasses the circulation, inter-library loan and physical management of the collection of the library as well as information services specific to the delivery of health information in support of medical education, patient care, and clinical research. HIR librarians assist with complicated literature searches, serve as team members for systematic review research, provide group and individual instruction in the selection and use of appropriate databases, resources, and citation management software and give presentations and orientations to departments and programs in the Medical Center.



A full description can be found online at the Washington University jobs site:  https://jobs.wustl.edu/ The job opening number is 27266.

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Mesothelioma Group Cancer Scholarship

The Mesothelioma Group is proud to present the first bi-annual Mesothelioma Group Cancer Scholarship, awarding $1,500 to one male and one female student who have experienced and overcome strong adversity in the face of cancer. Valid applicants include those diagnosed with cancer (active or in remission, not limited to mesothelioma), those who have lost a parent to cancer, or those whose parent is currently fighting cancer.

Our first scholarship contest challenges entrants to write a (typed) 500-1,500 word personal essay in which you explain your adversity, need for financial assistance, and provide specific examples of how you have used your cancer experience to positively impact the lives of other young adults. Additional consideration will be provided for those demonstrating leadership and a dedication to community service.

Please follow the scholarship guidelines listed below.

Scholarship Criteria for Inquiring Participants:

  1. Enrollment in an accredited high school, four-year university, community college, or graduate degree program
  2. Applicants must be citizens of the United States and must be attending or planning to attend a U.S. based university Students must be considered in academic "Good Standing" at their current institution (e.g. not on academic probation or suspension)
  3. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent)


Submission Details:


Please provide the following:

  1. Your typed essay in a legible font (Times New Roman, Arial, or other common font; 12 pt) with your Full Name, Home Address, Email Address, and Phone Number listed at the top
  2. Printed transcript or statement of your GPA from your school (unofficial transcripts are also accepted)
  3. (Optional, but recommended): A list of any honors you have received, as well as relevant volunteer experience; please provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences) for each


Scholarship Deadline:
All entries must be completed by March 1, 2014 for Fall enrollment and December 1, 2014 for Spring 2015 enrollment. No other additional documents or forms (letters of recommendations, etc.) are required. Entries must be submitted via email to the address listed at the bottom of the page.


Further Information to Consider:

  1. All entry information can be found on this page; there is no formal application form to fill out
  2. Students may only submit one entry per scholarship period
  3. A transcript or statement of your GPA from your school must be included as an attachment with your essay


Selection Process:
Once entries are received, they will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of managing staff members at the Mesothelioma Group. The decision of the panel will be based on which student best shows strength in the face of adversity, a need for financial assistance, and who best uses their cancer experience to positively impact the lives of other young adults. Medical hardship, a dedication to community service, and a commitment to educational and professional goals will also be considered when making the final decision.The winning students will be selected and notified by May 1, 2014 for Fall enrollment and December 31, 2014 for Spring 2015 enrollment. Each winner will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship.


Submission Details:
Please send essay and all materials to scholarships@mesotheliomagroup.com using the subject line:
ATTN: MesotheliomaGroup.com Cancer Scholarship

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston MA

Under the supervision of the Manager of Library Services, the librarian provides a variety of library services for BCH staff. These duties include but are not limited to: updating and developing content for the library's website, blog and Twitter sites; managing print/electronic journal subscriptions using EBSCO's AToZ product and EBSCO's link resolver; providing monthly Current Awareness services; cataloging new print/electronic books/Grand Rounds; providing interlibrary loan articles to requesting libraries; managing/creating/updating departmental LibGuides and supervising high school students workers. The librarian is expected to keep current on new technologies and will attend workshops and professional meetings to further their skills. The librarian is encouraged to take an active role in local and regional professional organizations. This is a entry-level, 32-hour/week benefits eligible position. MLS required.

Application procedure - email CV and cover letter to: alison.clapp@childrens.harvard.edu
Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

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Instructional Designer, Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan KS

Kansas State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Instructional Designer. To support the University's goal of becoming a top-50 public research university by 2025, this new position will collaboratively develop learning and engagement opportunities to support undergraduate student success and retention; promote diversity and access in higher education; and contribute to the libraries' reference, instruction, outreach, and undergraduate research programs.

Main Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with colleagues at K-State and Kansas Regents institutions to develop a suite of research modules as part of a consortium.
  • Design, implement, and assess patron-centered learning objects.
  • Provide a variety of patron-centered reference and learning services/resources that may include: leading tours, teaching classes, maintaining learning tools, and providing reference in-person or via chat. Participate in orientation and outreach activities.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in instructional design and technology that is appropriate for the need of K-State's users.

Required Qualifications

  • Accredited graduate degree in at least one of the following fields:
    • MLS from an ALA-accredited program
    • M.S. Educational Technology
    • M.S. Instructional Design and Technology
  • Demonstrated understanding of learning theories
  • Demonstrated skill with markup/scripting languages (e.g. HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Demonstrated skill with at least two of the three following online environments:
    • Lesson building software (e.g. SoftChalk, Adobe Captivate, Articulate)
    • Content management systems (e.g. Drupal, WordPress, LibGuides)
    • Learning management systems (e.g. Blackboard, Angel, Canvas)
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse groups both on the staff and within the patron community
  • Demonstrated ability to take the lead on and responsibility for projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience coding in PHP, jQuery, MySQL, Ruby on Rails or other relevant programming language
  • Knowledge of information literacy competencies and standards
  • Instruction experience
  • Academic library experience
  • Experience with or coursework in web design principles or assessing User Experience (UX)

Our Community

Affectionately nicknamed "The Little Apple," Manhattan is an up-and-coming community located in the charming Flint Hills region of Kansas, which consists of continuous rolling hills covered in tall grasses. It was named "One of the Best Places to Live / Top 25 Best Commuting Times" by Money Magazine and one of the "50 Best Places to Live" by Men's Journal. Forbes Magazine rated Manhattan #1 for "Best Small Communities for a Business and Career." Manhattan is one of the true classic college towns in the country. It is a great place to enjoy Big XII sports, wonderful restaurants, superb outdoor recreation, and ever-growing shopping choices. Manhattan, with a highly regarded public school system, is widely considered to be a fantastic place to raise a family. Manhattan High School is rated in top 5% of high schools in the U.S. by Newsweek magazine. Overall, Manhattan has big city advantages, while still being a 15 minute town. It is situated just off Interstate 70, less than two hours west of Kansas City. The regional airport offers multiple daily direct flights to Dallas and Chicago.  While the main campus is located in Manhattan, Kansas State also has campuses located in Salina and Olathe.

Salary:  The Libraries aim to attract outstanding talents, and we offer competitive salary in recognition of responsibilities and experience.  

 

To Apply

Please send:

1.   A letter of application.  

  • To greatly strengthen your application, please apply your communication skills to clearly address the position responsibilities and qualifications listed above, and demonstrate how your work style, vision, and other distinctive qualities would enhance our organization.

2.   A curriculum vitae

3.  Names and contact information for three references to libhr@k-state.edu, attention Kim Piper.  Please include INST_DESIGNER in the subject line. Deadline for applying is February 12, 2014.

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HSL Senior Systems & Technology Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia PA

The Temple University Health Sciences Libraries seek an innovative, yet pragmatic leader to oversee its IT operations.  Headquartered at the Simmy and Harry Ginsburg Library, the Libraries serve the information needs of the schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Podiatry, the College of Health Professions & Social Work, and Temple University Hospital. For more information about Temple, visit: http://www.temple.edu/about/.

*Description:*

The HSL Senior Systems & Technology Librarian is responsible for the Libraries' IT strategy, development and daily operations. This positionwill direct, supervise, and coordinate the IT department - including management of staff, installation and support of public and staff desktop computer and peripherals, supporting university-wide library-specific system applications, and reviewing and recommending new technology and technology-related services in the Libraries.



Responsibilities include:

  - Provides strategic direction to and manages the two health sciences libraries (Ginsburg and Podiatry Library) IT infrastructure. Identify opportunities to improve current IT processes. In house operations include public and staff desktop computers, laptops, printers, scanners, digital signage and technology in smart classrooms and meeting rooms.
  - Manages the Health Sciences IT department, including one technical support staff specialist, one part-time IT staff person and multiple student IT staff.
  - Participates in the development, operation, and maintenance of central or shared Temple University library systems such as the ILS, electronic reserves, and other systems. Manages health sciences library-specific
  systems applications.
  - Works closely with vendors to establish new systems and services and collaboratively resolve technical support issues for systems when appropriate.
  - Works closely with other librarians, School of Medicine IT staff, TUH IT staff and TU Computer Services personnel to ensure optimal technology-based operations.
  - Provides hands-on systems support as needed for Library staff and patrons.
  - Communicates regularly with library staff on technology-related issues. Provides regular updates on the status of ongoing projects, new equipment, and resolution of technology issues.
  - Researches and recommends hardware, software and related equipment; provides specifications as needed.
  - Oversees the tracking and updating of all pending services and projects using established tracking systems.
  - Serves as Team Leader for the HSL New Technologies team.
  - Serves as part of the University Libraries Technology Services Department and acts as HSL liaison for central Library IT planning.
  - Maintains a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art technology, equipment and systems.

  Other responsibilities: manages and reports statistics as needed; represents the libraries on appropriate committees as assigned.

*Compensation:*

Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation allowance.



*Required Education and Experience: *

ALA-accredited Master's degree in library/information science and three years IT-related experience.



*Required Skills and Abilities:*

·        Demonstrated ability to identify, diagnose and resolve technical problems in a significant IT environment.

·        Familiarity with library systems such as integrated library systems and interlibrary loan systems.

·        Demonstrated evidence of continuing education/professional development in IT programs or computers in libraries applications.

·        Experience installing and configuring PC and Mac workstations.

·        Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft office programs, networking and information security products.

·        Demonstrated project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

·        Ability to work independently and as part of a team.



*Preferred:*

·        Experience providing IT support in a large university library or health sciences library environment

·        Help Desk management experience; experience with ticketing/tracking systems such as Remedy.

·        Experience supervising full-time and/or part-time student staff

·        Experience with open source library software, including use, development, and implementation

·        Experience providing training and creating documentation



*Application:*

To apply for this position, please visit http://www.temple.edu, click on Careers@Temple and reference TU-17373. Please attach a resume and cover letter to your on-line application. The review of applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Reference Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a reference librarian or MLS candidate to work in the Children's Department of the main library and at both branch libraries.  The principal work of the incumbent is to conduct story programs for a wide variety of audiences, including public and private school classrooms in Wellesley, and to assist in maintaining collections of children's materials in the branch libraries.  The hourly rate is $21.61.  Requires:  MLS or completion of applicable coursework in an MLS degree program; strong customer service skills; and demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques.

Submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by January 29, 2014.  

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2014 Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award

The Pinkett Award was established in 1993 and recognizes and
acknowledges minority graduate students, such as those of African,
Asian, Latino or Native American descent, who, through scholastic and
personal achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional
archivists and active members of the Society of American Archivists.
The recipients of the award will receive full complimentary
registration to the SAA Annual Meeting and related expenses for hotel
and travel for attending the Joint Annual Meeting of CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA in Washington, D.C. in August 2014. 
In addition, each recipient receives a complimentary one-year membership in SAA.

Eligibility: The Pinkett is awarded to minority students, with
preference given to full-time students possessing a minimum scholastic
grade point average of 3.5 while enrolled in a graduate program
focusing on archival management during the academic year proceeding
the date on which the award is given.

For more details or to download the application form please visit:
http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-pinkett

The deadline to apply is February 28, 2014.
 

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2014 Conference Student Travel Award, Association of Architecture School Librarians

The ASSL Conference Student Award is intended to introduce a library school student interested in a career in architecture school librarianship to the membership and activities of AASL through attendance at the organization's annual conference. The upcoming conference will be held in Miami, FL, April 10-12, 2014.

 Award

1)    $500 for travel expenses (presented at the annual meeting)

2)    waiver of the annual meeting registration fee

3)    waiver of annual AASL dues for the period of one year

 Eligibility

1)    Any student who is currently enrolled in an ALA accredited graduate program

or

2)    Alumnus of an ALA accredited graduate program who has graduated within twelve months of the application deadline.

 Guidelines

Prior to the deadline applicants must submit:

1)    a completed online application form

2)    a current résumé to the AASL Awards Committee Chair Elizabeth Schaub: eschaub@austin.utexas.edu

 Requirements

1)    The recipient of the award must confirm in writing via e-mail that s/he is able to meet the requirement of full conference attendance.

2)    The recipient of the award will submit a brief post-conference report for posting on the AASL Website. The report should outline conference activities and experiences and include an account of how the award supported professional development goals.

 Deadline

Friday, February 14, 2014, 12 am PST

Inquiries about the award should be directed to:

Elizabeth Schaub, AASL Awards Committee Chair

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2014 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2014 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

 

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://archivists.org/prof-education/edd-index.asp, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution's current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

 

Applications are available from the Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students Committee Chair.

 

Alison Stankrauff

Archivist and Associate Librarian

Franklin D. Schurz Library

Indiana University South Bend

P.O. Box 7111

South Bend, Indiana  46634
(574) 520-4392

astankra@iusb.edu

 

And from the MAC Web site, http://www.midwestarchives.org.

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Developer, Center for Open Science, Charlottesville VA

Background

Develop exclusively free, open source software in the name of open science.

The Center for Open Science (http://centerforopenscience.org) is a funded non-profit startup looking for OSS developers who are passionate about modern web and API practices (and, ideally, science) with expertise across the web development stack. Open source has changed how software development works, and we want to apply the same principles to the sciences. Everything we develop is exclusively free and open source (http://github.com/CenterForOpenScience).

Core Technologies

  • Python
  • Micro-frameworks (e.g., Flask)
  • Git
  • Javascript
  • Javascript Frameworks (e.g., Knockout)
  • No-SQL Databases (e.g., MongoDB)
  • API development

We are much more concerned about collaboration, passion, and ability than the actual technologies you use. We believe that a great developer should be a great developer in any language. We focus on Python in that Python developers typically value readability and community, and we are missioned with connecting and educating the open science and open source communities. The Python community represents what an effective community should look like and has strong ties to the sciences. As long as your values are aligned with those, we want to hear from you.

Location

We're located in Charlottesville, VA and currently looking for candidates that can relocate to the area. Charlottesville is well known for its history (mostly Jefferson-related) and is situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, making for ample hiking opportunities for those that can suffer being away from the internet--we (probably) won't count this against you. It also has a number of mostly arbitrary accolades that can be found here (http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=158). Other things we care about: it has a burgeoning tech scene, is in the top 15 cities in the country for restaurants per capita (lots of good food), and has a rich music/coffee scene--much of which is located on the downtown mall, one of the country's longest pedestrian malls.

Benefits

You'll be able to quickly try a lot of what Charlottesville has to offer as the Center has prime office space downtown and caters two staff lunches per week. We have dedicated parking, 27'' monitors in an open workspace with floor-to-ceiling windows (private offices are not assigned, but used as-needed), a stocked kitchen, white-board walls, 401(k), and health/dental/vision insurance.

Applying

Please send a resume and cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position here. Questions about the position and COS are welcome. You can also see more on GitHub.

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Senior Taxonomist, Earley & Associates, Carlisle MA

Job description

As a member of our growing professional services team, you will work on a variety of taxonomy, information architecture, content management, and knowledge management projects for a wide range of high-end clients. As a senior-level practitioner, you will be expected to lead segments of a project, work directly with clients, negotiate and harmonize with colleagues, and drive a point of view for achieving project objectives. This is a unique opportunity to help guide, influence, and improve clients' information architectures and significantly transform our clients' businesses. You will work on specific client projects as well as help establish company-wide best practices and develop methodologies for all projects.

Technical Requirements:

  • Define, develop, map, evaluate, and maintain taxonomies.
  • Lead taxonomy implementations including taxonomy framework analysis and taxonomy development.
  • Provide training on taxonomy maintenance, tagging, or tool use.
  • Support integration of taxonomies with CMS and WCMS, DAM, and PIM taxonomy management tools, search engines etc.
  • Lead projects on conducting user research, usability testing, and taxonomy refinement.
  • Conduct content audits and content analysis.
  • Develop content models and metadata schemas, tagging, conducting metadata audits.
  • Strong understanding and application of Web technologies. Experience with taxonomy, metadata, controlled vocabularies, classification, analyzing search logs and Web metrics

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years' of taxonomy development experience, including leadership roles in client engagements.
  • Consulting experience with strong client relationship skills and thought-leadership abilities, Ability to represent company and team to client.
  • Proven ability to design and lead discovery activities including stakeholder interviews, user inquiry, website and business performance metrics audits, and taxonomy development workshops
  • Hands-on experience with taxonomy development project deliverables.
  • Experience in working closely with business, technical and process analysts.
  • First rate interpersonal and communication skills. with excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience in team environments and consulting experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational  time management skills. Proficient in all Microsoft Office Tools.
  • Ability to work independently from your home office
  • Availability to travel to onsite locations when required (estimated at 30-50%)

Desired Skills and Experience

Skills and Experience include:

  • Experience with taxonomy-management systems.
  • Experience with Content Management and/or Digital Asset Management Systems.
  • Experience managing content for large Web sites.
  • Experience doing user research and usability testing.
  • Experience preparing business or technical documentation.

Education Required: A Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or comparable degree is strongly preferred.  

Benefits:

Compensation is based upon experience level. In addition, this position offers:

  • Work from home arrangements when not required to work onsite.
  • Quarterly Bonuses based upon personal and company performance
  • Complete benefits package including medical, 401k, education, and more.
  • Future growth opportunities!

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

If you enjoy working with a well-respected company and being in a fast-paced, team-focused environment, your opportunity is knocking!

About this company

Earley & Associates

Founded in 1994, Earley & Associates is an information management (IM) consulting company. We take a holistic approach to information management; we understand how people, technology, and content relate. We realize that focusing on specific business contexts and goals drives the success of an information management project. We work with companies in a broad range of industries including e-commerce, life sciences, nonprofit, and government. We help to build solutions that increase IM competency and knowledge in your organization while delivering results that meet your business goals. Our corporate headquarters is in Carlisle, Massachusetts, and our consultants work on projects around the globe.

To apply, please email your introduction, resume and compensation requirements to: careers@earley.com.

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Library/Instructional Technology Specialist, Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, Franklin MA

Position Available starting March 3, 2014

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School

147 Pond Street

Franklin, MA  02038

508-528-5400

 

Job Contact:  Jean Mallon, Principal

 

Requirements:

Appropriate DESE license in both library science and instructional technology.

Ability to make presentations to students and faculty using instructional technology and library/media resources.

Oversee day-to-day operation of the library/media center.

Work with academic and vocational teachers to provide appropriate print and non-print resources to support the instructional programs and research assignments.

 

Compensation:

Compensation commensurate with experience and education

 

Send resume and 3 letter of recommendations by January 28 to:

Jean Mallon, Principal

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School

147 Pond Street

Franklin, MA  02038

Or

Email:  mallon@tri-county.tc

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Archivist Project Manager, Camp Tecumseh, Moultonborough NH

Camp Tecumseh is a non profit overnight summer camp for boys founded in 1903 by three University of Pennsylvania Olympic athletes. It is located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough, NH. Because we are non profit and successful in our mission and model, we expect to survive for many years into the future.

The Camp has a small room full of 2,000 historic photographs, minutes from the Board of Trustees, Camp newspapers from each summer, to everything else you might imagine campers, counselors and alumni have sent to us that we have catalogued and saved, all going back to 1903. We have a small inventory of three dimensional objects. Our Camp property has the history of being the Poor House for Moultonborough up until 1890 and five old buildings still exist and remain in important use. Our preservation of the barn received an outstanding evaluation from the University of New Hampshire. There is the remains of a cemetery where the poor and mentally ill were buried, near where we plan to build a museum for storage and display of the archives.

We are very capable of building the building, but we need help with the preservation, storage and display of the historic materials. We are searching for a part time Archivist Project Manager that we can employ in the summers going out some number of years to help us with the skills of preservation, storage and display as we gradually move toward a museum. We will compensate for services and expenses.

Please contact Bill Hamilton, Emeritus Trustee of Camp Tecumseh, wghamilton@comcast.net  to apply. To call, the telephone number is 215-572-0779. You can find the Camp Tecumseh web site on www.camptecumseh.net

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Admission Ambassadors, GSLIS Admissions, Boston MA

Have you completed at least 9 credits in the GSLIS program? Are you a recent graduate? Admissions would love to have your help in recruiting future GSLIS students, as a GSLIS Ambassador. There are several ways you can get involved, and you can specify how frequently (or infrequently) you would like us to contact you:

Email
Occasionally we receive requests from prospective students who would like to speak to a current student or recent graduate. This is a common request from people who cannot come to Boston or GSLIS West to check out the campuses in person, but still want a sense of our community. Typically we would ask you to respond to their questions over email, unless you prefer phone. We are particularly in need of recent graduates outside the Boston area.

Graduate School Fairs/Professional Conferences
The Admission Office travels regularly to off-campus recruiting fairs and professional conferences (such as SAA, ALISE, ALA, etc.). Oftentimes it is helpful for us to have alumni representative(s) join us at the table - not only to keep us company, but also to answer questions from those who stop by our table.  We would typically only contact you if the event was occurring in your local area.

Information Sessions
We welcome you to volunteer for our monthly information sessions. A panel of current students and alumni answer questions from prospective students and describe their experiences in GSLIS. We also ask volunteers to give a brief (20 minute) tour of the library and the GSLIS facilities on campus. These events are primarily held on weeknight evenings from 6:45 - 8:00 PM (including the tour).


What are the benefits, you ask? Well, our undying thanks, of course! And networking! We also give panelists a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble every time they participate in an event. 

If you are interested, please reply back to me with the below information, and we will be in touch as the need arises.


Name

Town/State (or country) you are originally from
Town/State (or country) in which you currently live 
Preferred email
Preferred phone
GSLIS graduation month/year  (anticipated or actual)
Coursework you focused on while in the program (e.g. public, archives, children's, school, technology, academic, etc.)
Other interests in the field 
Current employer (if applicable)
Undergraduate institution, degree, major, and graduation date
Other degrees earned, with applicable institution, majors and graduation date

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Long Term Substitute Library/Media Specialist, Dedham Middle Schools, Dedham MA

Dedham Public Schools is currently accepting applications for a Long Term Substitute Library/Media Specialist for Dedham Middle School beginning in February 2014. This individual would be responsible for the operation and supervision of the middle school library (grades 6-8 / 642 students) which also includes teaching a library class approximately 50% of the time to 8th graders.

The full job posting can be found here: http://www.dedham.k12.ma.us/files/_wGBQ4_/9c203a247b9d7f8b3745a49013852ec4/LTS_Librarian.pdf

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Taxonomy Specialist, Project Management Institute, Newtown Square PA

Summary of Position

PMI is seeking a professional to ensure a satisfying and effective customer navigation and search experience and opportunity for knowledge discovery on PMI.org.  The successful candidate will also oversee the ongoing development of PMI's PMI.org taxonomy and application of metadata schema and attributes to classify PMI.org content. 

 

This includes governance and collaborative decision-making about taxonomy schema, structure, and expansion according to internal rules and industry standards and best practices, as well as tagging of content and results testing to ensure precise and effective search retrieval.

 

Duties Include but are not limited to:

  • Research, develop, and apply taxonomic classification and metadata schema for project management content on all PMI web properties, including PMI.org Marketplace or other site components.
  • Work in appropriate tools for taxonomy management, data collection, application, and analysis, and for surfacing of new project management terminology by which to keep the taxonomy up to date.
  • Identify and implement tools to evaluate and effectively manage both the overall search experience as well as appropriate tagging of knowledge assets.
  • Apply knowledge of industry standards for thesauri and classification systems to taxonomy development and application.

 

 

About PMI:   PMI is the world's largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. Our professional resources and research empower more than 700,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve their organizations' success and further mature the profession.

PMI's worldwide advocacy for project management is reinforced by our globally recognized standards and certification program, extensive academic and market research programs, chapters and communities of practice, and professional development opportunities.

 

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree Required/ Master of Library/Information Science Preferred.  Education or experience in business or project management desirable.
  • 2 or more years cataloging or taxonomist experience. Familiarity with SmartLogic tools helpful.
  • Understanding of taxonomic schema, rules, and workflows and how to work with and maintain them. 
  • Understanding of industry standards for thesauri and classification systems. 
  • Strong organization skills and service orientations.  Ability to see how decisions affect the customer experience.

 

Benefits

*100% paid employee benefit coverage (medical, dental, vision, and prescription)
*Up to 20 Paid Days Off (Four weeks) per year to start
*+  10 Paid holidays
*Reimbursements: Tuition, Seminar and Professional Membership Dues

*Employee Assistance Program
*Service Recognition Awards Program
*401k with company match up to 7%

*Professional Development
*Flex time
*Business casual, friendly environment, just to name a few. 
ALL BENEFITS ARE EFFECTIVE THE FIRST OF THE MONTH FOLLOWING YOUR HIRE DATE.


Online application at: https://rew21.ultiproworkplace.com/PRO1018/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=376

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Taxonomy Analyst, eTouch Systems, San Jose CA

eTouch Systems is looking for "Taxonomy Analyst" for a requirement with direct client of ours. To apply, send latest resume with a daytime contact to hpatel@etouch.net or call 510-795-4800 * 167 for details.

 

Location:  San Jose CA

Title:          IT Analyst - TAXONOMY

Duration:    12 months

 

Job Description:

- Developing, mapping, evaluating, and maintaining taxonomies

-  Conducting user research, usability testing Interviewing stakeholders, subject matter experts, and end users

- Support taxonomy implementation

- Support integration of content-, document-, taxonomy-management tools, search engines etc.

 

Required Skills and Qualifications

- Experience working in document management space

- Experience with  taxonomy, metadata, controlled vocabularies, and classification

- Excellent attention to detail

-Very strong communication, both written and verbal.

-Ability to lead/direct small focused groups of individuals.

-Experience in dealing with key business stakeholders in a professional manner including client engagement and building relationships with business and partnering technology teams.

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Text Analyst, Reed Business Information, Norcross GA

It is Reed Construction Data's vision to provide our insight in every decision, through employing the most innovative technologies to produce products that deliver actionable intelligence.

This position plays a fundamental role in fulfilling that vision by enabling Reed to glean relevant content from highly diverse raw source data and transform it into value-added information that is easily vended through our products & solutions.  This is accomplished through:

·         Systematically identifying and extracting relevant information from a wide range of input documents and source data

·         Augmenting and enriching Reed's portfolio of construction project and industry information with this extracted data

·         Driving efficiencies and reducing the time required to make this intelligence available to our customers

 

Responsibilities:

·         Design and develop advanced information extraction solutions and transforming text from a wide range of both structured and unstructured sources.

·         Develop taxonomies, text classification and  information extraction algorithms

·         Perform data extraction, transformations, cleaning, analysis, data mining

·         Participate in business discussions.  Effectively identify and convey the business implications of text analytics to technical and business audiences

 

Requirements:

·         In depth knowledge and experience in text mining, analytics and content extraction

·         2+ years of experience using SAS Enterprise Content Categorizer or similar tools

·         2+ years of hands on experience extracting / tagging targeted content from unstructured documents

·         2+ years  of direct experience in metadata design and implementation

·         Working knowledge of HTML/CSS, XML, ASCII/CSV, TIFF, METS/ALTO, PDF, and OCR

·         Bachelor's Degree in Library Science, IT, Computer Information Systems, or related field of study/relevant experience

·         Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical professionals. 

·         Familiarity with Agile Software Development

·         Ability to work under aggressive deadlines


 

RBI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


If interested contact: 

 

Tom Reamy

Chief Knowledge Architect

KAPS Group, LLC

www.kapsgroup.com

510-530-8270 (O)

510-530-8272 (Fax)

510-333-2458 (M)

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Archives Internships, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Library, Cleveland OH

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Library and Archives offers opportunities for intern experiences to graduate students preparing for careers in libraries and archives. Interns must schedule their work Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Interns work under the supervision and guidance of one of the Rock Hall's librarians and archivists, depending on the nature of the practicum. Internships are done on a volunteer basis.


Internships are offered in the following areas:

Archival Arrangement, Preservation, and Description
Participate in archival processing and preservation work, such as inventorying, arranging and describing archival collections, entering data into an archival management system, and performing basic preservation work on document-based collections.

Cataloging and Metadata
Work on projects to create and enhance bibliographic records in a library catalog and/or create metadata for digital collections. Such work may entail assigning subject and name access points, preparing descriptive summaries, and reviewing catalog records for accuracy.

Collection Development
Participate in collection development activities in a music research library. Such work includes evaluating current materials and making recommendations for future additions to the collection. The student will gain an understanding of library users' needs, the constraints of physical space, various resources and tools used in collection development, and the budgetary considerations required of such decisions.

Digital Projects
Support initiatives to increase access to collections through digitization and website access. Possible assignments include scanning, entering and editing metadata in a digital asset management system, preparing technical and administrative documentation, testing digitization workflows, and assisting with interface design, usability studies, and related web development activities.

Reference
This internship provides the opportunity for a SLIS student to support the archivists and librarians on staff in response to research requests. Such work may include searching the online catalog, research databases, print reference sources, and archival collections for researchers at a distance, as well as staffing the Information Desk or Archives Reading Room to assist researchers in person.


How to Apply:

Interested individuals may send a cover letter and resume (including full contact information and e-mail address), a personal statement or one-page document describing what they hope to bring to the internship and gain from the experience, and a letter of recommendation from a professor (may be sent separately) to:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Attn: Human Resources Department
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44114
email: hkosalko@rockhall.org


Deadline to Apply: 

February 15


See more at: http://rockhall.com/internships/library-and-archives-intern/

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Manager, Collections Services, Special Collections, Knowledge & Library Services, Harvard Business School, Cambridge MA

The Special Collections group in Knowledge and Library Services at Harvard Business School is looking for an innovative and collaborative Archivist who embraces change and is committed to providing excellent customer services to lead the planning, development, and management of collections services for the historical collections. Charged with ensuring the accessibility of a wide range of materials and formats -- archives and manuscripts collections, multimedia, rare books and serials -- through acquisition, processing, and cataloging, you will also be expected to create an integrated operation for these tasks, in collaboration with collection managers and consulting with the Director, Special Collections. You'll also be expected to provide analysis and expertise to ensure that Special Collections effectively utilizes leading practices of archival management, including emerging metadata standards and tools used to provide intellectual access.   We also need someone who will be a leader in both the Harvard and national archival communities in the areas of discovery platforms, collection delivery tools, integrated library systems and other systems for management, access and discovery of special collections materials.  Additional responsibilities include assisting in strategic planning and budget development and management and actively contributing to KLS-wide priorities and strategic projects as appropriate.

 

Required/Preferred Education, Experience, Skills:

 

MLS and/or M.A. in relevant subject area and 5+ years' professional experience in archival practices and management of multiple collections of varied types, preferably in an academic or research library, including at least 2 years of successful supervisory experience.  Strong organizational skills, budget management experience, and outstanding communication skills are essential.  Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of projects in a complex and dynamic environment. Experience as the lead processor on large-scale processing projects, managing multiple processors; setting and meeting goals; and developing metrics to measure progress throughout the project. Strong knowledge of and experience with archival and cataloguing standards for multiple formats including archival materials, print, photographs, and other visual materials (DACS, RDA, EAD,  MARC21, TGM, AAT, etc.) Demonstrated experience with integrated library management systems. Awareness of emerging trends and technologies including EAC-CPF, linked data, etc. Demonstrated ability to initiate new collections services and play a leadership role within a team-based approach to collections services. Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to manuscript and rare book collections. Strong quantitative and analytical skills; excellent interpersonal and critical thinking/ problem-solving skills. Ability to influence without authority. Strong subject knowledge of American social and cultural history desirable.

 

Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and represent our Community Values.  They are:

 

•           Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others

•           Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community

•           Accountability for personal behavior

 

 

To apply for this position, please go to:  https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/home.aspx?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341 and search for Req #31412BR. 

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Server Manager, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Server Manager position. The Information Technology (IT) Server Manager is responsible for leading the server team, managing the server and enterprise storage infrastructure, and providing  technology architecture, IT security and high level security problem resolution expertise to ensure a functioning and optimal computing infrastructure across the Boston Public Library's branch  library locations, the central library and its departments, across both internal and public computing  programs and services, and encompassing all online and onsite IT services.
 
The IT Server Manager directly manages the server staff. The IT Server Manager will act internally and externally for the IT department as the deputy CTO as needed and on tasks and projects as assigned. This role will work closely and collaboratively with the IT Network, Server, Web Services and Applications Managers in particular to ensure a well-coordinated delivery of IT services to internal and external customers. This role is also responsible for the on-call schedule, team scheduling, oversees personnel, and participates in strategic and budgetary planning procedures, including BPL's participation in the Federal eRate program. This is both a hands-on technical and managerial position. The position is also expected to maintain currency in cutting edge server, storage  and security  technology and service delivery models, and provide appropriate leadership to BPL's IT department in this area. 

The IT Server Manager is responsible for maintaining the Data Center, Server, Storage inventory; for procuring, supporting and delivering maintenance for included equipment and software licenses. They maintain vendor relationships with key service providers that support and provide technology services for the BPL infrastructure. 

This role is responsible for the optimal operation of all server and storage environments. It is also responsible for escalation management from technical support and directly from partner organizations that consume services, and does so with a focus on maintaining high levels of availability and recoverability.

 

Salary:  $72,585 - $97,996, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education - Bachelor's Degree, VMware Certification (VCP/VCAP) ; Storage Certification (SNIA/EMC) required; Microsoft Certification (MCITP) in Windows Server / Exchange; Industry Standard Security Certification (e.g. CISSP). In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

 

  1. Experience - Minimum of at least five years of managing staff in a server support function, plus direct technology-related experience in the server (vm, ad, exchange) or storage area (emc, vmware, sun); experience in troubleshooting hardware, software and ability to diagnose and provide solutions within the IT infrastructure environment.
  2.  Requirements - Position schedule may require working evenings and weekends.  Demonstrated ability to accept responsibility, work under pressure and to interact positively and efficiently with the public. Demonstrated superior customer service skills; ability to communicate clearly and in a concise manner, superior work habits, ability to prioritize work, strong organizational skills, and good mechanical aptitude. Ability to manage and lead people, to hire, motivate, and separate from staff successfully, to work in a changing progressive environment. Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, time management and supervise peers and subordinates.

 

Employment Requirements:

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

 

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

 

Deadline for application: January 31, 2014

 

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Programs & Community Outreach Librarian, Boston Public Library, Fields Corner Branch, Dorchester MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for Programs & Community Outreach Librarian at the Fields Corner Branch. The Programs & Community Outreach Librarian performs any and all phases of work in support of neighborhood programming and outreach services in library and non-library locations.

 

Salary:  $46,274 - $62,419, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education - Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited library school. Two years of professional library experience including substantial experience in public programming.

 

  1. Experience - Significant programming  experience.  Knowledge of broad-based library programming practices, including current trends in youth and adult services. Excellent knowledge of online communications and social networking tools.

 

  1. Requirements -Some evening and weekend hours consistent with branch hours. Weekly schedule varies based on scheduled programs and events. Ability to travel to BPL locations as well as to off-site locations.

 

Employment Requirements:

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

 

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

 

Deadline for application: January 31, 2014

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Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarian (Temporary Position), Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarian (Temporary Position). The Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarian is responsible for providing specialized and complex reference services, performing complex and original cataloging and classifying of rare books and manuscripts, and promoting the use, care, and servicing of the Rare Books and Manuscripts collections.

 

Salary:  $51,000 - $68,786, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education 
  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school.
  • A second master's degree in the Humanities or advanced coursework that would increase the knowledge of rare books is desirable.

 

       2. Experience

  • Four years recent professional experience in a Rare Book /Manuscript Dept.
  • Four years recent experience performing original cataloging using DCRM(B), FRBR, AACR2, LCSH, LC classification, and MARC 21 coding.
  • One year recent experience maintaining name, subject, and uniform title authority control MARC records.
  • Reading knowledge of Latin and fluency in at least one additional language other than English.
  • Ability to deal with other unfamiliar foreign languages

 

Employment Requirements:

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

 

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

 

Deadline for application: January 31, 2014

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Project Manager (temporary position), Print Department Reorganization Project, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Project Manager for Print Department Reorganization Project (temporary position). The Project Manager for the Print Department Reorganization Project will recommend and implement a strategy and project plan designed to establish a level of intellectual control, physical arrangement, and descriptive record creation that will facilitate a higher and more efficient level of access to and usability of the collections and items contained therein.

 

Salary:  $65,845 - $88,888, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education
  • MLS/MLIS from accredited university with significant coursework in archival management, metadata, visual materials, museum studies, digital projects, or equivalent fields.
  • Second degree in a visual materials, or material culture field (e.g., art history, photography) preferable.
  • Significant professional experience may be alternately suitable.

 

      2. Experience

  • Minimum 7 years working with appraisal, arrangement, and description of visual materials collections in archives, museums, and/or libraries.
  • 3-5 years designing and entering data and data fields into online collection management systems, digital repository applications, and library catalogs.  Hands on experience with The Museum System (TMS) Collections Management software highly desirable.
  • Minimum 7 years handling original library, archives and/or museum materials, including at least 5 years of processing and preservation assessment work.
  • Minimum 5 years project management and supervisory experience processing large collections within cultural heritage institutions or departments.

 

Employment Requirements:

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

 

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

 

Deadline for application: January 31, 2014

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Clerk, Board of the Boston Public Library Trustees, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Clerk of the Board of the Boston Public Library Trustees. The Clerk of the Board assumes responsibility for planning and managing all meetings of the Board, keeps records of proceedings, and is the custodian of its records and papers. The Clerk shall be sworn to the faithful performance of her/his duties. Also responsible to support the broad responsibilities of the President and participate in advancing the Library's "Compass: Strategic Plan," specifically the Principles for Excellence.

 

Salary:  $65,845 - $88,888, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

 

Competencies

  • A demonstrated appreciation and understanding of  public service with a commitment to the Library's mission and strategic plan, specifically the Compass Principles for Excellence.
  • Proven ability to use judgment when establishing priorities and making decisions; and a demonstrated track record of successfully initiating, implementing and completing projects.
  • Proven ability to organize and manage the responsibilities of the President's Office, with an eye to anticipating future actions needed to fulfill responsibilities.
  • Proven ability to tactfully maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.
  • Expert-level proficiency in the full Microsoft Office suite of applications, productivity, and collaborative tools.
  • Demonstrable excellence in written and oral communications skills for working with Trustees, staff and the public.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education - Bachelor's Degree required.
  2. Experience - Minimum of five years of experience as an executive administrative assistant or equivalent responsibilities.
  3. Driver's License Preferred.

 

Employment Requirements:

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

 

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

 

Deadline for application: January 17, 2014

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Chief Book Conservator, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

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

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

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

 

Employment Requirements:

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

 

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

 

Deadline for application: January 31, 2014

 

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Library Director, Douglas Library of Hebron, Hebron CT

The Town of Hebron and the Douglas Library of Hebron Board of Trustees are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, community oriented, and technically proficient Director who will continue to develop the Library's role as the cornerstone of the community's intellectual and cultural life, as well as provide strategic direction for the Library's future.

 

The Director is responsible for administration of the library operation, including: the hiring and retention of staff; development and maintenance of collections of print and non-print materials and access to online resources; planning for ongoing program development; budgeting and financial management; communication and working relationships with Town government, community organizations and media; cooperative liaison with other libraries and agencies relevant to the delivery of library services.

 

Qualifications include: Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from an ALA accredited program; with increasingly advanced public library administrative experience, including management of library support and professional staff; demonstrated experience in providing leadership.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Please visit www.hebronct.com for more details.  Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the Town Manager, Town of Hebron, 15 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248 by February 28, 2014.

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Children's Librarian (Early Childhood), Portland Public Library, Portland ME

The Portland Public Library, Portland, Maine is seeking a Children's Librarian with a strong background in early childhood, whose key role is to promote and implement aspects of the Library's early childhood literacy services. Working collaboratively, the person in this role develops and provides early childhood literacy services within library locations and within the community.


This individual:

  •  Provides reference and reader's advisory services to a wide range of clientele from the Children's service desk;
  •  Supervises and trains desk staff;
  •  Provides programs for children; assists in planning, coordinating and supervising programs;
  •  Assists in developing, with the Children's Team and Department Head, cooperative partnerships with community-based organizations, including the schools (public, private and home), parents and the public;
  •  Serves as an internal resource on children's literature, children's services and child development for the Library system.
  •  Exhibits a knowledge of digital content including databases, e-books, e-audio, and especially apps (primarily for the iPad)


Bachelor's degree is required. Degree or significant coursework in child development strongly preferred. A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school is strongly preferred, or equivalent experience. At least two years of relevant experience in libraries; early childhood experience required. Supervision experience required. A rock-solid background in children's literature from birth to age 12 is imperative. Proven experience working with diverse audiences is crucial.

Qualities:

Exceptional customer service, experience and vision; able to model and lead
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; program presentation skills
Past experience in diverse environments necessary
Enthusiasm for early childhood learning
Energetic, enthusiastic and collaborative style necessary
Demonstrated advanced technology skills

This 37.5 hour position is classified as a Librarian I. Excellent benefits; competitive salary. Environment is dynamic and challenging, with opportunities for growth and many ways to contribute. Cover letter and resumes to Human Resources, Portland Public Library,5 Monument Square, Portland Maine, 04101 or hr@portland.lib.me.us.

Review begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

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Librarian (Sabbatical Replacement), Groton School, Groton MA

Groton School seeks a librarian as a one-year sabbatical replacement. Candidates should have an MLS degree and experience as an independent secondary school or college librarian, be enthusiastic about working with students in classes as well as individually, and show experience in liaison work with faculty to integrate the library's collection and services into the curriculum.  The major responsibilities of this position include teaching the use of print and electronic resources for research, developing the collection, overseeing the cataloguing and processing of new acquisitions, managing the budget, and supervising a staff of three paraprofessionals. This full-time position includes supervision of
extra-curricular activities or coaching, advising, and dormitory duties.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and list of
references by Feb. 6 to Katherine Bradley, Assistant Head, c/o Rita Lalli, PO Box 991, Groton MA 01450.

Groton School is committed to the principle of equal employment
opportunity and seeks employees who reflect and support our mission-driven commitment to a diverse school community. The School complies with all government regulations regarding non-discriminating employment practices and, beyond that, provides an atmosphere that ensures all have the opportunity to succeed on their own merit, qualifications, and abilities. 

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Call for Proposals, The New England Technical Services Librarians Annual Spring Conference, April 2014

Got an innovating idea, project, or technology? Share it with New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL -http://netsl.wordpress.com) at our 2014 Annual Spring Conference, "Coming Up Roses: Growing Towards The Future". 
NETSL seeks forward-thinking proposals in all areas related to technical services librarianship:  acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resources, and preservation in academic, public, and special libraries.  Participants are strongly encouraged to think about innovative services that meet current challenges in technical services, and how we are leaders of change within technical services and in our libraries as a whole. 
Our 2014 Annual Spring Conference will focus on how technical services librarians are increasingly asked to adapt and change in relation to quickly changing trends and current and future users' needs. How do we cultivate these trends to improve and/or create better services that meet the challenges we face today and tomorrow?
Participants are invited to submit proposals for breakout presentations, posters show and tell for our poster session, and lightning talks. Breakouts are a full one hour presentation. Posters show and tell will last an hour.  Lightning talks are approximately 6-15 minutes in length where each presenter speaks one after another. Questions and answers follow the end of the breakout session presentation and the end of all the lightning talks but occur throughout the poster session.  
To submit a proposal, follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/ ltnzq4b
The deadline for proposal submission is midnight on February 2, 2014:
For more information contact Jennifer Eustis, Past President, New England Technical Services Librarians, jennifer.eustis@lib.uconn.edu.

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Director, Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa CA

Discover, Engage, and Thrive.  The Sonoma County Library (CA) seeks an experienced leader who will be engaged with the community and open to new ideas. The Sonoma County Library (http://www.sonoma.lib.ca.us/) is a Joint Powers Authority created in 1975 to serve the County's nearly 500,000 residents through 11 full-service locations throughout the county, two rural stations, and specialized collections such as the Wine Library and Genealogy and Local History collections.  The Library is governed by an independent seven-member Library Commission in a community in which almost half the service population has a library card. With a $15 million annual budget, a challenge for the new Director and staff (129.5 FTEs) will be to work with the Commission, Library Advisory Boards, Friends of the Library groups, county-wide Library Foundation and other political entities to usher in a new era in community outreach and responsiveness--potentially under a newly revised Joint Powers Agreement. 

 

Sonoma County (http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/) --what more could you want? Just a short drive north of San Francisco, Sonoma County and its vibrant communities offer the beauty and bounty of a world-class wine region, with abundant opportunities to enjoy the outdoors including redwood forests, mountains, scenic rivers, and the Pacific Ocean.  Santa Rosa is the largest city, with a population of just over 150,000 and active arts, entertainment, education, and business communities.  There are a variety of towns and cities in Sonoma County that offer lovely downtowns, unique shopping and entertainment, as well as a friendly, small-town quality of life. Sonoma County residents are civic minded and engaged in their communities.  The beauty and climate of Sonoma County will lure you in--and the individual charm of the local communities will make you stay. For additional information on the Library and the region, see Sonoma Links at http://www.gossagesager.com/Sonomalinks.htm .

 

Responsibilities. Under the general policy and program direction of the Library Commission, the Director will manage and direct the library's operations to assure a balanced county-wide library system that includes a comprehensive program of library services.  Key responsibilities include: manage and direct library operations, plan and develop library services, coordinate governance and support, and build public understanding and support.  Please see the full Director Job Description (http://www.gossagesager.com/Sonomajobdesc.pdf) for typical duties, tasks, desired skills and abilities and additional details. 

 

Qualifications. Graduation from a college or university approved by an accrediting association of more than statewide standing; plus possession of a graduate library degree from a school accredited by the American Library Association; ten years of experience with increasing levels of responsibility in a public library and/or public agency, at least six of which shall have been in administrative positions; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the requirements of the position. Required knowledge includes: all aspects of library administration; pertinent state and federal laws and regulations; organizational, administrative, and management and labor relations principles and practices; supervisory techniques; resource allocation; planning and budgeting; and sources and methods of funding for public agencies. Prior success reporting to a governing board and working with a bargaining unit are highly desirable.

 

Compensation. The starting hiring range is $128,378-$153,920 (dependent on experience and qualifications) with an excellent benefits package.  

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com/). 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.  Applications will close March 2, 2014.  

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Head of Digital Special Collections & Technical Services, Elms College, Chicopee MA

Elms College has an opening for a Digital Special Collections & Technical Services librarian. This is a full-time, calendar year, tenure track position responsible for managing the preservation, inventory, digitization and public presentation of Special Collections (e.g., rare books, historical artifacts, documents, audio materials);
cataloging Federal Documents, and managing Technical Services for the Alumnae Library.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for the long-term preservation and digitization of Special Collections items, in multiple formats, based on current standards and practices; Responsible for production of metadata to create an accessible online/digital Special Collection. Oversee the production of metadata to create an accessible online/digital Archives. Oversee the role of a Digital Special Collections and Archives in research scholarship. Communicate verbally and in writing the programming and initiatives of a Digital Collection; Oversee the marketing/storytelling function of Special Collections and Archives via social networking and other means of communication; Initiate and oversee the application for local, state, and federal grants that enhance the preservation, technological
advancement, and marketing of Special Collections and Archives; Assure the integrity of the library catalog for C/WMARS; Process federal depository material and oversee the cataloging of current and retrospective Federal Government items, including electronic records from OCLC; Develop and maintain the Federal Government web page; Create and update Technical Services manuals; Back up Interlibrary Loan when necessary; Oversee cataloging and ILL network changes due to system upgrades and/or innovations; Serve as liaison to OCLC; Participate in short and long-term library budgetary planning; Assist faculty, students, and the Elms community as member of the Reference team; Lead the materials preservation team; Teach in the information literacy instruction program and create and maintain Lib Guides as needed; Maintain Technical Service statistics and Federal Depository statistics; Participate on campus and statewide committees (faculty
committees, C/W MARS, CLGS, MLS, etc.).

Supervise the Head of Cataloging & Acquisition, student workers, and interns in the cataloging and processing of library materials (monographs, multimedia, born digital items, digitized items) and oversee staff and students training for Technical Services.


QUALIFICATIONS

Required: Masters degree from an ALA accredited library school; minimum of two (2) years cataloging experience including original cataloging ; advanced knowledge of metadata for materials in various formats including relia; experience with content management creation using software such as WordPress or StudioPress; advanced knowledge of copyright law for various formats; teaching experience; experience with government documents and public services with all formats of government information; knowledge of Federal Depository guidelines and practices; reading knowledge of two (2) languages other than English with applicability toward cataloging.

Preferred: second Masters degree, working knowledge of OCLC; knowledge of/experience with grant writing and/or grant administration; working knowledge of Evergreen system, and record of academic publication. Ability to read music is a plus.

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to: yvonk@elms.edu to the attention of Karalee Yvon, Office of Academic Affairs, Elms College.

Review of applications will begin February 4, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Target start date for this position is July 2014.

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K-8 Librarian, Smith Elementary and Wagner Middle Schools, Hampden ME

The Smith & Wagner School Librarian plans and implements the school library program at each school.


The librarian:
• Evaluates, selects, and maintains a collection of materials that support the school-wide curriculum
and are appropriate to varying levels of student ability and interests.
• Plans and leads weekly library classes for elementary (K-5) and middle school (5-6) students. As
a teacher, the school librarian empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers,
skillful researchers, and ethical users of information
• Collaborates with staff, administrators, and district librarians for the integration library classes
and resources with curriculum and instructional programs.
• Provides an effective use of space and furnishings in the library to create a positive and inviting
atmosphere conducive to learning.
• Administers the annual budget for library materials and services based on district goals,
coordinates requisitions for such materials, equipment, and services and maintains an accurate
record of expenditures.


Endorsement 071, CHRC required.


If interested, please submit our Librarian Application to the Superintendent of Schools.

To Apply: https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0B7ioNMzIhO7BTmdoaFJDQTdydnM

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Library Technology Librarian, City of Somerville, Somerville MA

TITLE:           TECHNOLOGY LIBRARIAN (Administrative Assistant) - LIBRARY

 

SALARY:      STEP 1 - $909.95  STEP 2 - $1,009.92   STEP 3 - $1,029.83

 

HOURS:        SCHEDULE AS ASSIGNED INCLUDING NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS

 

            We seek an innovative, tech savvy, energetic, positive individual who wants to join a team committed to providing excellent Library services to the City of Somerville.  Reports to the Library Director or his or her designee. Oversees, implements, maintains, and enhances a wide range of technologies and systems.  Supports Library Staff and patrons in the use of existing technologies and adoption of new and emerging technologies.  Assumes responsibility for library system in the absence of the Director and Associate Director.  Assists Library Director in planning and implementing short- and long-range technology goals.  Oversees the development and implementation of payroll and business office automated systems, including accounts, statistics and other record-keeping and budget information.  Oversees integrated library system and library services platforms.  Assesses and recommends enhancements of existing and new technologies and related services. Oversees library-wide software installations and configurations and troubleshoots problems with software and equipment.  Work with City's IT Department or appropriate City personnel to coordinate purchase and design of library technology. Finds appropriate uses for donated equipment and software. Researches, recommends, and expedites equipment, software, and technology purchases.

 

            Responsible for training staff in the use of technologies and digital media and encouraging integration of innovative technologies throughout the library.  Prepare and implement technology classes and workshops such as new tools and sites for staff and public.  Prepare related digital and print manuals, tutorials, and guides for staff and public.  Collaborate with library staff to create new and support existing platforms for library reference and instruction, such as tutorials, chat, streaming media, podcasting, publishing, and third party software.

           

            Provides leadership in designing, developing and supporting the library's online, mobile, and digital presence, including website and digitization projects.  Engage in usability testing and assessment of the library's website, mobile and other platforms.

Work with community groups to promote library services. Work with public in reference and other departments as needed.  Work with library staff on grants. Attend minuteman library network director's meetings in absence of the director or associate director. Work with minuteman library network committees and library associations to ensure that library staff members are aware of the latest trends in library technology. Represent the library on the minuteman library network technology committee and assistive technology committee.  Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Mls from an ALA-Accredited Library School. Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited Institution.

 

Minimum 2 years demonstrated experience managing, supervising, and training staff.

 

Minimum 2 years demonstrated knowledge of and experience with programming, networks (including Microsoft NT Operating System), Internet and software packages, digital media applications and standards, content management systems including Drupal, and database-driven website and applications.

 

Creativity and initiative thinking in developing and implementing new programs and applications.

 

Experience and understanding of integrated library software. Experience with Millennium or Encore, preferred.

 

Experience and understanding of content management system including Drupal and Web Design and user centered design best practices.

 

Demonstrated project management experience.

 

Demonstrated analytical abilities.

 

Proven ability to pull teams together to get projects completed.

 

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

 

Ability to provide excellent customer service to the public and colleagues.

 

Proficiency in programming languages and developing applications with Drupal, PHP, MYSQL a plus.

 

Send resume along with a cover letter to:

City Hall Personnel Office

93 Highland Avenue

Somerville MA 02143

Fax:  617-666-4426

TTY:  1-866-808-4851

Email:  employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

 

 

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Call for Workshop Volunteers, GSLIS Technology, Simmons College, Boston MA

GSLIS Technology wants you!
Are you interested in gaining teaching experience? Want to see more workshops taught at the GSLIS Tech Lab? Then volunteer to lead a workshop this semester! This will give you first hand experience in creating and teaching a topic of your choosing.
 
If interested, please email workser@simmons.edu

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Information Specialist, Knowledge Services, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, is looking for part-time (20 hours/week) Information Specialist in Knowledge Services.

Department Description: Knowledge Services is a division of Information Systems. We are responsible for providing access to all of the knowledge-based information resources to the Medical Center. This includes all e-journals, drug information, EBM resources, etc. We also provide training and guidance to staff and students in utilizing our resources for patient care, teaching and research. Finally, we perform certain knowledge management (KM) functions for the organization.

Job Summary: The Information Specialist reports to the Director of Knowledge Services. This position provides evidence based information, including high-level, in-depth reference service and instruction, to Medical Center staff and students.

Essential Responsibilities:

Provides high-level reference service and user instruction, both in person and remotely. Creates instructions, course outlines and other support materials for use by Medical Center staff and students. Provides urgent patient care information services on demand.

Maintains both electronic and print knowledge-based information resources. Maintains electronic access points and trouble-shoots problems. Maintains online catalog. Designs and maintains electronic journal and book A-Z database. Designs and maintains Knowledge Services website

Evaluates and provides input on print and electronic resources for inclusion in the Knowledge Services collections. Negotiates with vendors on pricing and licensing terms. Stays informed on publication and industry changes. Orders and catalogs materials for collections.

Electronically transmits articles from BIDMC/HMS databases and collections to BIDMC staff and trainees. Seeks out and participates in consortial and reciprocal lending arrangements with other institutions. Installs and maintains a database of all document delivery activity and provides reports upon demand.

Indexes course materials, assigning MeSH terms to each document, including lecture notes, handouts, images PowerPoint presentations, articles, reports and videos.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree required in Library Science/Information Science.

3-5 years related work experience required.

Two to three years professional experience in library/information science in a scientific/medical setting.

Proficiency in biomedical information databases and end-user search systems, including PubMed, CINAHL, NCBI and MEDLARS databases.

Working knowledge of NLM classification, MESH, DOCLINE, Serhold and QuickDOC.

Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong instructional skills with all levels of teaching (beginning to advanced).

Competencies: Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.

Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.

Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Interested applicants should apply at: http://jobs.bidmc.org/boston/professional-and-management/jobid4642805-information-specialist-knowledge-services-jobs

 

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International Reference Librarian, International and Area Studies Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign-Urbana IL

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

 

The International and Area Studies library seeks a dynamic individual to expand its renowned Slavic Reference Service (see http://www.library.illinois.edu/spx/srs.html) into other regions of the world.  Under the direction of the Head of the International and Area Studies Library, the successful candidate will serve as manager of the Slavic Reference Service, and build international connections through national libraries and other organizations.  Additionally, the successful candidate will cultivate local expertise to initiate and develop an International Reference Service focused on providing students, scholars, private and public sector organizations, and the general public with increased access to global and regional knowledge, including the Library's foreign language collections.

 

Responsibilities:  The International Reference Librarian job responsibilities include:

·        Providing reference service;

·        Conducting oversight and quality control on the Slavic and International Research Services, including supervision of professional staff and graduate assistants;

·        Collaborating with subject and language specialists to develop online guides to research materials, and innovative digital tools to enhance discovery of and access to foreign language collections;

·        Organizing and expanding the IAS library's Summer Research Lab in collaboration with partnering area studies centers and campus units;

·        Identifying and securing grants and other funding to build the International Reference Service;

·        Providing instruction to students and faculty, and professional development to colleagues throughout the library;

·        Serving on Library- and Campus-wide committees, task forces, and working groups;

·        The International Reference Librarian will be expected to conduct scholarly research and producing publications related to disciplines concerning the provision of international reference services and/or the refinement of professional theories, policy frameworks, and practices concerning disciplines related to the provision of international reference services.  The International Reference Librarian will also be expected to provide Library, University, or public service (for example as a contributor to regional, national, or international initiatives related to the position's professional responsibilities).

 

Environment: The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University's mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more detailed information, please visit <http://www.library.illinois.edu/>. 

 

The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and "embedded librarian" programs.   The International and Area Studies Library is the campus' gateway to information and scholarship related to area, international, and global studies, connecting students and scholars to the knowledge crucial to developing global competencies through the study of distinct nations and regions, as well as transnational issues and global concerns. The IAS Library enhances opportunities for collaboration and coordination among the Library's area and international studies specialists and provides a single, physical service point and Web presence for Library users whose needs span multiple regions of the world.  Established in 2011, this new unit brings together the library's strong area collections on Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Slavic & East Europe with thematic collections focused on Global Studies and European Union Studies in order to support area studies research and foster opportunities for cross-regional and interdisciplinary research.  In total, the collection consists of nearly 2 million volumes in over 150 languages.

 

Qualifications: Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent; demonstrated fluency in written and spoken Russian; experience providing multimodal reference services (in person, email, and online/chat) in an Academic Library; demonstrated experience designing online guides and tutorials; evidence of success leading group/collaborative projects in a professional setting; excellent communication skills; Preferred: 2-plus years of post-MLS experience in an Academic library; strong record of research and publication; second Masters or PhD in a field related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies; written and spoken language skills in additional languages; experience working, living, or conducting field work abroad; successful grant-writing experience; supervisory experience.

 

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Librarians have faculty rank, and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research, and university/professional/community service in order to meet university standards for tenure and promotion. For more information, see <http://www.library.illinois.edu/committee/promo/pta.html>.

 

Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

 

Campus and Community:  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.

 

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: <http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html> or <http://www.ccchamber.org/>.

 

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Only applications submitted through this website will be considered For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

 

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before February 7, 2014.

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Systems Administrator, NYU Division of Libraries, New York NY

NYU Division of Libraries is currently seeking a Systems Administrator.  This position is a member of the Digital Library Technology Services (DLTS) unit, which processes, enables access to and preserves digital materials that come from both the NYU community and from collaborating partner organizations. Our methods include digitization, software development, research, project coordination and the articulation of best practices. DLTS creates infrastructure and systems to advance networked scholarly communication and explores the questions raised by the use of these services as they continue to evolve. 

 

The Systems Administrator, reporting to the Manager, Digital Library Publication and Access, will plan, configure, and manage both in-house and cloud environments for DLTS. The incumbent will also provide advanced technical assistance in support of faculty and interact with librarians, staff, and scholars as appropriate.

DLTS supports Library-wide initiatives and serves as a meeting point between Libraries and ITS. This position will be a fulcrum for these communities and will facilitate teamwork and collaboration among them.  

 

The incumbent's deliverables will impact DLTS primarily, but will also have an impact on DLTS customers, who include members of NYU Libraries as well as NYU faculty.

For more information about DLTS, see: http://dlib.nyu.edu

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement robust system for content preservation and publishing
  • Plan and implement redundant storage architecture
  • Establish failover/backup solutions for high availability
  • Implement changes to ensure system uptime, disaster recovery, and optimization for global initiatives
  • Analyze architectural options and recommend solutions including cloud-hosted or hybrid PaaS or SaaS environments
  • Implement system changes for high availability
  • Provide technical support for faculty, including deployment and support of tools, workflows, and platforms
  • Support enterprise applications on an as-needed basis

 

Qualifications:

 

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and 4 years relevant experience as well as experience with Linux administration (any flavor), LAMP and Tomcat environment setup and maintenance, demonstrated success working in a collaborative environment with technical and non-technical partners and excellent oral and written communication skills 

 

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Experience in higher education, preferably in a research library environment
  • MySQL database administration
  • Scripting language (Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP)
  • Experience with cloud hosting
  • Drupal platform administration
  • Experience installing and maintaining enterprise applications, such as WordPress, Omeka, or Open Journal
  • Experience providing training or workshops and/or presenting in scholarly venues  

 

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

 

For more information about working at NYU and to apply, visit our website at:

www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=57460

 

Click on search positions and then search by position title or by posting number 20095622.

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Technical Information Specialists, MedlinePlus Team, Reference & Web Services Section, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD

The Technical Information Specialist positions working on MedlinePlus at the National Library of Medicine are now open on USAJOBS and will close at midnight on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. This brief posting period is because of the federal government's interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.



We're looking for enthusiastic, talented people to help support MedlinePlus, MedlinePlus en español, and MedlinePlus Connect. There are two potential openings under the announcement.



·        Both positions will support technical efforts to develop, maintain and improve MedlinePlus systems.

·        One position will involve coordinating technical enhancements and overall direction.

·        The other position will focus on understanding user behavior and guiding design and policy decisions that enhance users' interaction with MedlinePlus.



Selected candidates will serve as Technical Information Specialists in the Reference and Web Services Section of the Public Services Division at the National Library of Medicine. Both positions are in the Health Information Products Unit working on MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine's award-winning consumer health web site. The Reference and Web Services Section unites knowledge, service, and technology to set the highest standard for connecting customers to health information. This includes management of the NLM Web site, management of MedlinePlus, and providing centralized reference and customer services to users of NLM's products, collections and databases worldwide.



The National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, is the world's largest biomedical library. The Library maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources used by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.



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



Here are links to the USAJOBS listings:



Technical Information Specialist (MP)
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/358854100

MP stands for merit promotion. Applicants for MP announcements must be qualified current or former federal employees.



Technical Information Specialist  (DE)
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/358845500

DE stands for delegated examining. Typically, candidates who are entering Federal service for the first time from the private sector will need to apply for delegated examining positions.

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Project Manager, Archival Systems, New York University Libraries, New York NY

NYU Division of Libraries is currently seeking a Project Manager for Archival Systems. Reporting to the Manager, Digital Publication and Access, Digital Library Technology Services, this role will lead New York University Libraries' efforts to complete three major initiatives:

 

  • Migration from the Archivists' Toolkit software to ArchivesSpace, an open-source web application to manage descriptive information for archives, manuscripts, and digital objects
  • Redesign the archival discovery portal, including presentation and discovery of archival materials
  • Implementation of Aeon, an online request system designed for special collections and archives.

 

This will be a two-year, fixed-term position.  

 

Qualifications:

 

Required Education & Experience:

  • MLIS, MS, or MA with concentration in archival administration, or equivalent experience.  
  • Management skills in complex environments, including the ability to create and implement project plans and schedules, develop system design documents, establish high performance standards, and deliver quality results.  
  • Min 3 years of technical project management experience in a cultural heritage or research library setting.
  • Management skills in complex environments, including the ability to create and implement project plans and schedules, develop system design documents, establish high performance standards, and deliver quality results.  

 

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Experience with open source archives management software desired.  
  • Training in project management.
  • Experience with user testing or user-centered design.
  • Experience with vendor software design planning and deployment.
  • Experience working in public services in a research library or archives.
  • Experience installing and maintaining enterprise applications, such as WordPress, Omeka, or Open Journal
  • Experience providing training or workshops and/or presenting in scholarly venues  

 

New York University Libraries:

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

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

 

For more information about working at NYU and to apply, visit our website at:

www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=57924  

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Associate Director for Administration & Liaison Services, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle WA

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Monday, February 10, 2014.

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.

Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library (HSL) is a national leader in the development and application of innovative strategies and technologies to meet information and research needs. The HSL supports the education, research, and clinical programs of the six UW health science schools; two academic medical centers and a network of clinics, as well as the wider interdisciplinary biomedical community of the University. The Public & Research Services unit designates librarians as liaisons for specific departments within the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work. An interactive working relationship between library liaisons, User Experience department, and the health sciences community promotes faculty awareness of library resources and services, and provides clear channels of communication and strategic direction.

The Position
The Associate Director for Administration & Liaison Services coordinates the Health Sciences Library's administration; operations; Public & Research Services; and personnel activities for librarians, staff, and students in support of the Health Sciences Library. The HSL Director depends on this position to efficiently run day-to-day operations. The Associate Director for Administration & Liaison Services will collaborate closely with the Management Team to play an active role in leading the long-range service planning for the HSL.

In the Director's absence, the Associate Director may serve as the HSL's representative on institutional, local, regional and national committees. The Associate Director must be able to function in a self-directed manner, handle a number of complicated tasks simultaneously, and be able to maintain a high level of professionalism in the daily conduct of job duties. In the absence of the Director, the Associate Director may assume responsibility for the Health Sciences Library.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advises the Director on budget, personnel, and library operations by providing oral and written reports on operational, budgetary, and financial matters on a regular basis.
  • Serves on the HSL Management Team and institutional committees.
  • Collaboratively develops long-range and short-term plans for the HSL, and utilizes resources to implement programs and services.
  • Prepares administrative reports towards accreditation, budget recommendations, annual reports, studies, and surveys.
  • Oversees the operations and supervises 6.5 FTE, including librarians and classified staff working in Public & Research Services. Provides direction and monitors the work of the division.
  • In collaboration with Special Projects Coordinator and User Experience division, oversees planning for major and minor capital projects.
  • Provides managerial expertise in human resources, financial operations, and institutional reporting, statistics and data requests.
  • Working with the User Experience department, utilizes a variety of methods and data to assess user needs and to develop and enhance services responsive to those needs.
  • Serves as the administration contact with funding agencies, and Office of Sponsored Programs, Grant and Contract Accounting, monitoring and auditing research projects.
  • Contributes to efforts to increase external funding through philanthropy, grants, contracts, and other approaches.
  • Contributes to the administration of the Libraries by participating in the development of recommendations for Libraries-wide policies, plans and programs, and by interpreting the Libraries' policies and programs to others as needed.
  • Participates in UW Libraries and University committees, task forces, teams, and program planning as appropriate.
  • Understands and follows the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibility Guidelines.
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned and performs other 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.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.

Experience:

  • At least five years of supervisory experience working in a university and/or health sciences setting with a strong service orientation.
  • Demonstrated success in determining own and/or team's priorities based on user needs, performance objectives and overall organizational goals.
  • Experience in project management and managing business and/or library operations in a university setting.
  • Experience giving advice and counsel to senior administration which significantly influences decisions.
  • Experience teaching and providing clinical and/or research consultations and grant support in a university and/or healthcare setting.

Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the multi-faceted roles of libraries in higher education, including medical, dental, nursing, public health, pharmacy, and social work education, clinical care, and the broader community.
  • High degree of self-initiative and ability to think and work independently.
  • Essential personal characteristics include flexibility, initiative, creativity, and the ability and willingness to work cooperatively in an evolving technological environment.
  • Demonstrated success in a team environment; excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills; interacting effectively with campus community and external customers; maintaining balance in the workplace; working under pressure; and managing effectively frequent interruptions and multiple demands..
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of current issues and opportunities in health sciences education, clinical care, and public and private funding opportunities.

Preferred

  • Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professional credential (AHIP); record of research, publication, and/or professional contributions.

Compensation
Salary

$72,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background. An administrative stipend will be established at the time of hire.

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. More on UW Benefits.

Application Process
To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)
  • 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.

Contact Information
Questions about the position may be sent to addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources.

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

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Library Director, Peterborough Town Library, Peterborough NH

BACKGROUND

The Peterborough Town Library, established in 1833, is the oldest free public library in the world supported by taxation. The library was created on the principle that the public library, like the public school, was deserving of maintenance by public taxation and should be owned and managed by the people of the community, and thereby freed from dependence on private generosity. Since its founding, the library has been an integral part of the town's identity.

The Town of Peterborough (aka "Our Town" as written by playwright Thornton Wilder) is situated in the Monadnock Region and is home to the MacDowell Colony. Founded in 1907 by Edward and Marian MacDowell, it is the nation's leading artist colony. The town is also home to The Peterborough Players, a first-class summer theater established in 1933. There is an active historical society as well as art museums and shops. Peterborough has top-notch recreation facilities, parks and schools, State Parks (including Miller State Park, the first in New Hampshire), town-owned lands with beautiful views, and a trail network that runs through hills and valleys.

Peterborough is home to New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Peterboro Basket Co., Monadnock Community Hospital, Eastern Mountain Sports, RiverMead Retirement Community, Staff Development for Educators, and Pheasantwood Center, among others. But Peterborough's most important asset, above all, is the people who live here. A civic minded, eclectic community of more than 6,000, Peterborough has a mixture of long-time residents and newcomers from around the country who are drawn to the town's vibrancy, beauty and sense of community.

 

THE LIBRARY

The Peterborough Town Library has served the community well for more than 180 years. While community members enjoy a high level of library services today, the facility itself is showing its age. In 2010, the 1833 Society was formed to raise, through private donations and grants, sufficient funds to finance a major library upgrade, and to assist with the design and construction of a revitalized and updated facility.

 

The new library director will play an important role in this transformation. Library trustees are seeking a director who can continue to move the library, in methodology and mind set, into the 21st Century. This is an opportunity to help create a vibrant library for the future - one with updated resources, engaging programming and user-focused services. The director must be responsive to the needs of the capital campaign conducted by the 1833 Society by serving as a spokesperson, expert witness, public face and promoter of the new library. This requires someone with a passion for the purpose and potential of the library, a visionary and collaborative leader with strong relationship-building skills.

The director will need to develop a structure and process for on-going fundraising, including legacy giving, to complement taxpayer and trust support. This requires a strategic thinker and planner, with flexibility and foresight - one who can bring enthusiasm and a sense of humor to the task at hand.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under general direction of the Board of Trustees, the director is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and managing all aspects of the library in conformity with the policies established by the trustees, with other town policies, and with state and municipal laws and regulations. The library director is responsible for enhancing the profile of the library throughout the Peterborough community.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

WORK WITH THE LIBRARY BOARD

The library director reports to the Board of Trustees and provides support to the board by assisting and working with the board chair in preparing the agenda for board meetings. The director is responsible for keeping the library board informed of issues and problems relating to the library, for assisting in and promoting the continuing education of board members, and for helping to orient new board members. The director assists the library board in the development of the library's annual budget and in justifying the budget to town officials. The director recommends new and revised library policies to the board, brings issues facing the library to the attention of the board and presents options and recommendations for dealing with those issues.

The director is expected to work collaboratively, not only with trustees, but also with town officials, community groups and other libraries and cultural institutions. The director prepares and maintains a variety of records, reports, correspondence and detailed memoranda about a wide variety of issues for board members, town administrators, and other town boards and commissions.

 

PROVIDE PUBLIC SERVICES

The library director leads the development and implementation of a variety of services designed to meet the needs of a diverse public in a high quality, cost-effective manner. The director will operate the library under a philosophy of service that puts the needs of library users first and ensures that all staff members respond to those needs in a positive, helpful, and friendly manner. The director oversees the lending of a wide variety of materials to users of all ages, reference and information services, public programming, and access to electronic information. The director will ensure that library services are designed to be accessible to everyone in the community including individuals with disabilities.

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

The director leads the selection of a collection of library materials that meets the needs of a diverse public and is based on a collection development policy approved by the library's board of trustees. The director reviews the collection development policy regularly with the library board to ensure that it is current. The director oversees or participates in the acquisition, processing, cataloging, circulation and weeding of library materials. The director oversees the sharing of materials with other libraries in the region and in the state through interlibrary loan.

 

STAFF SUPERVISION

The director is responsible for the hiring and supervision of library employees and volunteers and the enforcement of human resource policies established by the library board and the Town of Peterborough. This includes the evaluation and disciplining of employees if necessary. The director will carry out all human resource functions in compliance with state and federal laws. The director is responsible for training library staff members and facilitating their continuing library education.

 

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITY

Annually, the director works with the chair of the Board of Trustees in developing an initial budget for the next fiscal year (July 1- June 30) and presents that budget for consideration to the library board. The director assists in the presentation of the library's budget to the town. The director manages the library's finances so that expenditures stay within the approved budget. The director submits to the trustees a monthly list of checks written and to whom, and a monthly budgetary review, which are prepared using the town's financial software. The director reports on the library's financial position in the library's annual report to the N.H. State Library. The director manages revenue received on behalf of the library in the form of fines, fees, state and federal grants, and trust funds.

 

POLICY AND PROCEDURES DEVELOPMENT

The director is responsible for the initial development of policies for consideration by the library board, for creating procedures to administer these policies effectively and efficiently, for ensuring policies and procedures are up-to-date and are in compliance with local, state, and federal laws, and in the public's interest.

 

ADVOCACY AND PLANNING

The director will participate in strategic planning process regarding the future of the library, by being actively involved with the library board, the 1833 Society and the greater library community. The director is expected to advocate for and promote the library, stay informed of what is happening, and be active in the community. This may include serving on community committees, presenting before business groups, patrons and donors and seeking and securing grants, donations and other contributions to the library's programs from external sources. The director will display a willingness to represent the library at night and weekend events.

 

LIBRARY FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

The director is responsible for overseeing the maintenance of the library facility and grounds and for identifying problems and needs relating to the library facility and its grounds and to bring these to the attention of the library board and the town.

 

  • The director will perform other related duties as required.

 

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED

  • An M.L.S. and at least 5 to 7 years of experience in the administration of a public library, or related relevant experience, are required;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of innovative resources, programs, and services available to public libraries and a commitment to the mission and philosophy of public library service;
  • Familiarity and proficiency with technology and how it can support the library of the future, is essential;
  • Ability to write press releases and promote the library through social media;
  • Knowledge of library funding, reporting procedures and N.H. library laws and regulations;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and the capacity to project a positive public image and to make effective public presentations.
  • Fundraising experience is a plus.

 

IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES 

  • A positive and enthusiastic individual, open to growth for themselves and the library;
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to attract and motivate library staff and volunteers;
  • Ability to network in the professional community and bring best practice to Peterborough;
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-direction skills;
  • Curiosity and a good listener, with an ability to "hear" from others;
  • Ability to convey the importance of the accessibility of programs and services to all demographic groups services (teens, young adults, seniors, etc.).

 

STARTING SALARY

 $71,155

 

TARGET START DATE

Mid-June 2014

 

RESIDENCE

Residence is preferred, but will not be required of the successful candidate.

 

TO APPLY

Please send resume, cover letter and references to Marcia Patten, president of the Board of Trustees, at LibDS@townofpeterborough.us by Jan. 31.

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Library Intern, New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord NH

The New Hampshire Historical Society is in the midst of a major initiative to digitize its collections and improve its catalog records. The Society is looking for an intern to be a part of this exciting project. The multifaceted internship includes:

· Data entry and editing within the cataloging software, MINT using MARC
· Creating transcriptions of important items within the Society's collections
· Other projects as needed

Interns will also gain reference experience by working in the Society's Reading Room assisting members, researchers, and the general public.

This is an unpaid internship for 12-15 hours/week. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Sarah Hays, Library Director, New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301 or shays@nhhistory.org by January 31, 2014.

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Archives Intern, New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord NH

The New Hampshire Historical Society is in the midst of a major initiative to digitize its collections and improve its catalog records. The Society is looking for an intern to be a part of this exciting project. The multifaceted internship includes:

· Research, writing, and editing detailed finding aids
· Creating transcriptions of important items within the Society's collections
· Writing condition reports for the society's bound manuscripts collection
· Digitizing portions of the Society's photograph collection
· Data entry and editing within the cataloging software, MINT
· Other projects as needed

Interns will also gain reference experience by working in the Society's Reading Room assisting members, researchers, and the general public.

This is an unpaid internship for 12-15 hours/week. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Sarah Hays, Library Director, New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301 or shays@nhhistory.org by January 31, 2014.

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Elizabeth M. and P.T. Reilly Internship, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ

The Cline Library at Northern Arizona University invites applications for The Elizabeth M. and P.T. Reilly Internship.

The 2014 Reilly intern will work closely with Cline Library's Special Collections and Archives staff to develop physical and virtual exhibits focused on the life and photographic work of renowned Flagstaff photographer John Running.  Running moved to Flagstaff in the 1960s and has been shooting regionally, nationally, and internationally for a broad range of commercial and non-commercial clients ever since.

In 2013 Running donated his (present) life's work to Cline Library's Special Collections and Archives. Approximately 120,000 color slides, 100,000 black-and-white negatives/prints, and 5 terabytes of born-digital photographs form the bulk of the collection.  Detailed diaries and journals provide additional insight into his work.

The exhibit is envisioned as a contextual and intimate biographical overview of John Running through the progression of his photography, tentatively titled "Offerings to the Gods of Light and Shadow." A careful balance between photographs as objects of art and as sources of meaningful context will underpin all aspects of the exhibit.

Duties and Opportunities: The 2014 Reilly intern will assume primary responsibility for the virtual (web-based) exhibit.  The intern will also provide significant support for development of the physical exhibit, from its interpretive text to design and fabrication. 

The internship offers the opportunity to gain practical experience in:

  • Research
    • Synthesis of primary and published sources
  • Exhibit Planning (team-based)
    • Storyline development and content interpretation
    • Web page design, creation, and digital storytelling
  • Public speaking (presentation to library staff upon completion of the internship)

The Reilly intern will work 40 hours per week for eight consecutive weeks.  The successful candidate will select a preferred eight-week block between June10 - August 16, 2014.  The workweek schedule offers some flexibility.

Stipend and Housing: $4,500 (no benefits included) total.  The Reilly intern will be paid in bi-weekly installments to reach the total of $4,500.  On-campus housing is subject to availability.   For more information, please consult http://home.nau.edu/reslife/summer_workshop.asp (.)  Renting a room in the community is also a possibility.  The successful candidate must be willing to relocate to Flagstaff for eight weeks and underwrite his or her own food, lodging, transportation to work, and parking.

Qualifications:  The preferred candidate will be a graduate student in information science or museum studies working toward a career in a library, museum, or archives setting. Graduate students should be currently part of a program with an anticipated completion date of August/September 2014 or later.  Undergraduate (junior or senior) applied indigenous studies, geography, history, and anthropology students are also encouraged to apply.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

  • Strong ability to write creatively while employing advanced research skills
  • Strong communication skills (oral, written)
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Familiarity with archival practice
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office products
  • Basic understanding of Web design
  • Familiarity with video and audio software tools, HTML editing, and the Adobe Design Premium software suite

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Preferred:

  • Knowledge of Colorado Plateau and Southwest history
  • Understanding of photographic and print making processes
  • Demonstrated experience success working with visual materials and creating exhibits with visual materials

Application Deadline:  February 18, 2014.  To apply, submit the following documents to: 

Peter Runge
NAU Cline Library
Box 6022, Flagstaff, AZ  86011-6022:

  • Letter of application addressing your qualifications
  • Résumé or vita
  • Copy of current transcript
  • A writing sample in the form of a 250-word historical sketch of a personal life event
  • Names and contact information for three references

For more information, contact Peter Runge via email at peter.runge@nau.edu or phone at (928) 523-6502.

The mission of Cline Library's Special Collections and Archives Department is to collect, preserve, and make available archival materials that document the history and development of the Colorado Plateau.  Interdisciplinary in nature, the collections include 7 million manuscripts, 1 million photographs, 35,000 books, 2,000 maps, and 1,300 oral histories.  Learn more at http://archive.library.nau.edu.

Flagstaff is a city of 67,000 at the base of the San Francisco Peaks surrounded by the Coconino National Forest.  Approximately 80 miles from Grand Canyon and 140 miles from Phoenix, Flagstaff enjoys a four-season climate at an elevation of 7,000 feet.  NAU has a growing diverse student population and is committed to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action.

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Music Cataloger - Temporary, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Description:

The incumbent provides timely access to Harvard Library collections by providing original and copy cataloging, and related authority work, for Loeb Music Library collections in multiple formats and languages.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Catalogs music materials in all formats including scores, audio and video recordings, CD-ROMS, digital formats, newly emerging media, and books, in a variety of languages
  • Creates original catalog records in an automated environment using MARC and non-MARC schemas as necessary; performs routine and complex copy cataloging
  •  Performs subject analysis and classification
  •  Works according to changing daily priorities, demonstrates flexibility and ability to shift between multiple tasks effectively
  •   Performs duties with professionalism, which includes relating to others in group settings and individually in a courteous, cooperative, sensitive, and collegial manner
  •   Contributes to the overall goals of the department as appropriate

 

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Advanced knowledge of music, preferably obtained through formal education
  • Experience performing music cataloging
  • Knowledge of RDA, LC-PCC Policy Statements, MLA Best Practices for Music Cataloging, AACR2, Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification, and MARC 21 bibliographic formats, especially scores and recordings
  • Knowledge of authority control concepts required, including the use of authority records in cataloging
  • Knowledge of music literature and reference sources
  • Advanced knowledge of OCLC searching and cataloging procedures, and the use of integrated library systems
  • Must have excellent English language communication skills and a demonstrated working knowledge of one or more foreign languages used in materials processed by the unit
  •  College degree in music strongly preferred
  •   Knowledge of creating MARC authority records preferred
  •   Library experience in an academic library technical services environment desirable
  •   Knowledge of Aleph cataloging module desirable.
  •   Experience using macros or other productivity tools desirable.

 

Applicants who are recent MLS graduates or MLS candidates having completed their cataloging and music librarianship courses and considering a career path in music cataloging will be considered and are encouraged to apply.  For those applicants, advanced knowledge of music obtained through formal education is required.

 

Salary Information: $20.00-$30.00 /hr. The salary offer will be commensurate with experience.

Application Information: Please submit all applications to harvardlibraryhr@harvard.edu

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Intern - Institutional Archives, Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

Duties:

The Institutional Archives of the Art Institute of Chicago were established in 1987 as a department within the structure of the Ryerson Library. The department preserves, accumulates and manages the documentation of the corporate history of the Museum and the School.

Internship opportunities are available in the following areas:

Records Management

-Assisting the Archivist in all aspects of records management, including data entry, database management, logistic support to various school and museum departments, interaction with vendors.

 

Digitization of Art Institute publications and photographs

-Hands-on scanning of historic publications and photographs

-Composing metadata and attaching these to the pdfs in preparation of web-release

-Periodically updating website 

 

Processing of archival collections
-Packing and handling, organizing, re-housing and compiling finding-aids (= archival inventories) of collections of personal papers of artists and individuals affiliated with the Art Institute (teachers, curators, donors, trustees)

A combination of the above three fields is possible.

Qualifications

The Institutional Archives are looking for energetic interns who can work a flexible schedule, who enjoy the museum, archives and library environment and who are able to work at least a summer or a semester's length of time.

We are willing to work with any level college student. Majors which would best fit the internship include: Library Sciences, Information Technology, Art History, Fine Arts, Anthropology, Museum Studies, but we are open to others who may be interested in the broader cultural world or non-profit work.          

Intern Information

Length of Program: Semester long internships

Compensation: Unpaid

College Credit: Available

Hours: Approximately 10-15 hours a week

 

APPLY ONLINE AT: https://csweb.artic.edu/recruit/applyjob.html

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TEI Consultant, Boston College Libraries, Chestnut Hill MA

Boston College is seeking a TEI consultant to support textual encoding projects on campus in Spring 2014.

 

Applicants should possess the following skills and competencies:

  • Metadata and Data Standards using The TEI
  • XML Technologies including XML and XSLT
  • Strong general technology skills
  • Classroom teaching experience

 

The consultant will teach TEI workshops, support student encoding in the classroom, prepare documentation, and will be available via email for consultation and trouble shooting. Boston College Libraries supports several ongoing encoding projects in the humanities. In spring 2014 support is needed for a class using TEI to map narrative voice and thematic trends in James Joyce' Dubliners. See course description, below.

 

Interested applicants please contact Betsy Post, Head, Digital Library Program, Boston College Libraries at betsy.post@bc.edu. A cover letter, CV,  and references who can speak to your technical skills are required. Review of applications begins immediately.

Course description: EN 211 Literature Wired: The Digital Humanities

Digital technology is reinventing how we play and how we study. It's remaking our literature, our classrooms, our universities. It's even reshaping your brain. In this experimental and experiential class, we'll spend a lot of time discussing ideas; more developing hands-on projects. You become not consumer, but producer of knowledge. By definition multidisciplinary, the course will equip you with tools for learning and living that can expand along a multitude of paths. No need for programming skills. Enthusiasm, creativity, and delight in collaboration, however, will be at a premium. Bring your imagination. Professor Joe Nugent

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Content Management Librarian, United States 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, Denver CO

Job #  14L02


Position: Content Management Librarian


Opened: January 7, 2014


Closes: Until filled


Salary: CL 28/1 - CL 28/25 ($59,057 - $73,848). Salary is commensurate with experience, qualifications and education. Full Range of Benefits Available.


Overview:
The Content Management Librarian is a newly-created position that reports to the Deputy Circuit Librarian. This position is responsible for the procurement of legal resources, both in print and in electronic format, and will assist in developing and marketing the library's e-book collection. Additionally, the Content Management Librarian will catalog, maintain and promote the court's archival collection, which is located in the library. The Content Management Librarian will work closely with the Emerging Technologies Librarian to select current and archival materials to be digitized, develop and promote digitization initiatives, and provide access to the library's current collection of digitized materials.


Requirements:
Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution (archives management or digital media/digital library collections emphasis is preferred); at least one year of professional law library experience; online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw and the Internet) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources; knowledge of or experience with PastPerfect archiving software; advanced knowledge of archival systems and current trends in information preservation and curation; experience working with web design and electronic publishing software; ability to develop and foster partnerships with both internal and external entities; excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to make presentations, conduct training sessions, and work in a team environment. Some travel may be required.


To Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume as a single attachment email to: hr@ca10.uscourts.gov. Please reference vacancy announcement #14L02 in the subject line.

This position is open until filled but preference will be given to resumes received by January 31, 2014.

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States. Appointment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

THE FEDERAL COURTS ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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Coordinator of Medical Library Programs, University of California, Riverside, Riverside CA

Rank
Associate Librarian 2 - Librarian 3

Salary
$50,892 - $84,996 

Organizational Unit
Research and Instructional Services Division

Position Overview: The University of California, Riverside seeks a dynamic, experienced, forward-thinking and innovative Coordinator of Medical Library Programs to partner and take a leadership role with the faculty of the recently-opened UCR School of Medicine in the important and exciting responsibility to develop and provide library teaching, learning and research services for the new School.

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

Opening in fall 2013, the UCR School of Medicine is the first to open on the West Coast in 43 years. The School's mission is to improve the health of the people of California and, especially, to serve Inland Southern California by training a diverse workforce of physicians and by developing innovative research and health care delivery programs that will improve the health of the medically underserved in the region and become models to be emulated throughout the state and nation. UC Riverside's history in medical education dates to 1974, when the UCR/UCLA Program in Biomedical Sciences was established.

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the AUL for Research and Instructional Services, the Coordinator of Medical Library Programs will take a leadership role in collaborating with the medical faculty on integrating research content and instruction into the medical curriculum, develop innovative research services, and develop the medical library collections in response to the needs of the faculty, researchers and students.
  •  Assumes direct responsibility for the direction of the Biomedical Librarian. The Biomedical Librarian supports the research needs of the UCR biomedical researchers, provides research instruction for the undergraduate medical "student pipeline programs" and biomedical sciences graduate students, assists with the library medical instruction programs and services, and provides general science reference and instruction services in collaboration with the Orbach Library Information Services Department;
  •  Develops instructional services and programs, and provides instruction to medical students, interns, residents, clinical faculty and researchers on the content and application of medical resources, advanced database searching and evidence-based medicine, evaluating medical literature, and knowledge management;
  •  Provides expert searching and comprehensive reference service in the areas of medicine and the health sciences;
  •  Collaborates with clinical faculty and School of Medicine staff to integrate research content and instruction into the curriculum (through course management systems or other ubiquitous applications), adds information literacy competencies into the curriculum, and provides librarian-embedded learning situations where evidence-based medicine and research skills have the potential to improve educational outcomes;
  •  Develops online medical educational and research-related materials and learning objects;
  •  Provides medical resource training for UCR reference librarians; and gives medical-related workshops across the disciplines as needed;
  •  Selects medical resources based on faculty input, the curriculum, biomedical and medical research areas, and expert reviews; participates in the UC Health and Life Sciences (UCHLS) selectors group which collaborates on consortial purchases and the licensing of health sciences resources across several UC campuses;
  •  Manages and maintains currency of the medical collection, and evaluates new and existing products and resources, and arranges for previews of resources of interest to the medical school;
  •  Develops new services as new needs arise for the UCR health sciences and following trends in scholarly communication and e-science; acquires the latest knowledge and skills to retain expertise in medical research; and engages in scholarly, creative and professional activities;
  •  Participates on the UCR Medical Education Committee and serves as the liaison between the medical school and the library;
  •  Participate in the School of Medicine Liaison Committee on Medical Education accreditation process as it relates to library and information services;
  •  Participates in library-wide activities, administrative committees, special projects and library programs; represents the UCR Libraries on various University of California standing committees and ad-hoc groups;
  •  Participates in national and regional medical library organizations such as the Medical Library Association (MLA) and the Medical Library Group of Southern California (MLGSCA), and network with special interest groups like the New Academic Health Sciences Libraries (NAHSL) Committee of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL).

    UCR librarians are members of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC). Research, publication, and/or service to the University and profession are expected for continuing advancement.


Required Qualifications:
  •  Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent;
  •  Five or more years in providing medical library instruction to medical school students and/or medical residents or clinical faculty or researchers;
  •  Demonstrated experience integrating research content and instruction into academic curriculum through course management systems or other ubiquitous online applications; experience developing online medical educational and research-related materials;
  •  Demonstrated recent experience with advanced medical database searching;
  •  Familiarity with evidence-based practice concepts and tools, and familiarity with information literacy competencies;
  •  Familiarity with evaluating, selecting and maintaining medical library collections (print and online);
  •  Excellent organizational skills, and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects;
  •  Ability to analyze, implement and adapt to evolving technologies;
  •  Commitment to working in a collegial environment;
  •  Demonstrated high level of initiative and creativity;
  •  Effective oral and written communication;
  •  Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, donors, and alumni.


Preferred Qualifications:
  •  Demonstrated experience with program leadership and development;
  •  Demonstrated experience with evaluating, selecting and maintaining medical library collections (print and online);
  •  Experience with the provision of medical, clinical librarian or informationist services in a clinical or hospital setting;
  •  A degree in a biomedical or physical science or graduate-level coursework in a biomedical or physical science;
  •  Supervisory experience;
  •  Experience with mobile devices and other technologies used to deliver and retrieve medical information.


Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of $50,892 - $84,996. Appointment at rank of Associate Librarian 2 to Librarian 3 depending upon qualifications and experience. Excellent retirement system, health, and vacation benefits. 

Application Information:   
Please complete and submit the information requested in APRecruit (cover letter addressing qualifications and experience related to the primary duties of the position, resume/curriculum vitae, and three to five professional references as directed at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00081). The final date to apply is January 28, 2014. 

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Head, Metadata & Digitization, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport LA

Position: Head, Metadata and Digitization, Health Sciences Library
Salary Range: Negotiable
Location: LSU Health Shreveport, Shreveport, LA
Posting Closes: 2/5/2014 at 11:59p.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/cataloging 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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Call for Applications, Three Positions with Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

The Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Journal would like to announce opportunities to fulfil three roles within the EBLIP Journal: Associate Editor (Articles), Index Support and Evidence Summary Writers. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) is a non-profit, open access journal and all positions are voluntary and unpaid.



*Associate Editor (Articles)*



We are looking for a second Associate Editor (Articles) to share the workload with the current Associate Editor (Articles).



The Associate Editor (Articles) is responsible for:


  - Overseeing the complete editorial process for items submitted to the Articles section (this includes assignment of peer reviewers, monitoring the peer review process, communicating with authors and peer reviewers, making acceptance decisions, ensuring required changes to manuscripts are made, communicating with copyeditors and the production editor to ensure the final copy is as expected).
  - Communicating and consulting with the Editor-in-Chief on a regular basis.
  - Attending Editorial Team meetings, via Skype, on a monthly basis and participating in the overall governance of the journal.
  - Ensuring that all necessary deadlines are met.
  - Communicating with potential authors and responding to queries.

The ideal candidate will be well-versed in evidence based practice and research methods. This position requires dedicated time on a regular basis, and it is therefore essential that interested persons ensure available time to devote to this position prior to applying. It is estimated that the
workload is approximately 10-15 hours per month.



The current Associate Editor (Articles) is happy to answer specific queries about the role on request.  Please email Lorie.Kloda@mcgill.ca.



Interested persons should send a statement of interest, summarizing experience and suitability for the role, as well as a brief resume to Editor-in-Chief Alison Brettle (A.Brettle@salford.ac.uk) by January 13, 2014.





*Indexing Support Role *



EBLIP is looking for a library and information professional with an interest in cataloguing and indexing to provide indexing support.



The EBLIP Indexing Support role involves 5-7 hours indexing per issue (4 per year), using author assigned keywords. The role would suit an LIS professional with experience in cataloguing or indexing, familiarity with the DOAJ, comfort level with computers and the Internet, knowledge of the
various parts of a citation, and an eye for detail. Although previous experience in cataloguing or indexing would be an asset, it is not a requirement.



There is also an opportunity to undertake some development work, which could include: A review of where the journal is indexed and adjustments as necessary and retrospective standardized indexing for previous issues and application of this to subsequent issues.



Interested persons should send a statement of interest, summarizing experience and suitability for the role, as well as a brief resume to Editor-in-Chief Alison Brettle (A.Brettle@salford.ac.uk) by January 13, 2014.





*Evidence Summary Writers*



EBLIP seeks to add six writers to the Evidence Summaries Team. Evidence Summaries provide critical appraisal syntheses for specific research articles. These research synopses provide readers with information regarding the original research article's validity and reliability, thus providing information on the presence or absence of evidence with which to make informed decisions. Evidence Summaries Team members are required to write two evidence summaries per year, with a two year commitment to the journal. Evidence Summaries cover all areas of library and information studies and we encourage applications from information professionals in areas such as school, public, and special libraries, as well as academic settings.



Interested persons should send a statement of interest, indicating areas of strength they would bring to the role, as well as a brief resume to Heather Pretty (Associate Editor, Evidence Summaries)  hjpretty@mun.ca by January 13, 2014. Applicants who are shortlisted will be asked to submit a sample evidence summary.



*** For all positions only those applicants who are selected or shortlisted will be contacted by the Editors.*



About the journal:



Published quarterly by the University of Alberta, this peer reviewed, open access journal is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access to library and information studies research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice enables information professionals to practice their profession in an evidence-based manner.



Please visit the Evidence Based Library and Information Practice website (http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP) for further information about the journal.

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Director, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Boston MA

Massachusetts launched a new eBook program, opened five new library buildings this fall, produced groundbreaking digitization projects, is lighting up 100 library facilities in a large-scale broadband initiative, and sponsors programs with Boston Bruins players and mascot to promote summer reading. The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is at the center of innovative library services and seeks a Director with the vision and the practical know-how to keep us moving forward.

As Director, you will work with a motivated nine-member, Governor-appointed Commission and an award-winning staff in a creative environment that focuses on improving and developing library services for the Commonwealth.  You will bring together political leaders, library agencies, the library community and others around important library issues. You will be responsible for planning, initiating, promoting and evaluating statewide library service programs.  Programs include: State Aid to Public Libraries, the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program, direct LSTA grants to libraries, electronic resources, continuing education and resource sharing through the Massachusetts Library System and nine  networks  serving 400 libraries, trustee and friend advisory and training, and the Library for the Commonwealth at Boston Public Library. The MBLC also administers funding to provide services for residents with vision loss or physical disabilities through the Worcester Talking Book Library and the nationally-recognized Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library.

MBLC, the oldest state library agency in the country, has an annual budget of $22 million in state funds, $3 million in federal funds and approximately $20 million in capital public library construction funds.  Join us in the Commonwealth where you'll find innovative library services, world-class educational institutions, a vibrant arts and culture community, championship sports teams, and streets filled with history that helped shape our nation.

Our Director will have an ALA-accredited MLS, significant library experience with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of current issues and trends in libraries of all types and at least five years in an administrative capacity.  He/She will have strong leadership and consensus building skills and be able to interact effectively with public officials, the library community and media.

MBLC representatives are available for informal informational interviews, at the ALA Midwinter Conference or by phone, prior to the application deadline. Search Committee members will be at the ALA Job Placement Center Open House on January 26th from 10:30-noon. To schedule a time, please contact Greg Pronevitz at 978-760-4767. If you are not attending ALA, you may contact Dianne Carty, Acting Director at 617-725-1860 x 222 for more information about the position.

Salary: Up to $118,000+, depending on qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline:  Letter of application, résumé and Commonwealth of Massachusetts application form (http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/hrd/ceo/forms/hrd-application-10-28-13.docx) must be received by February 28, 2014.

Email all application documents to: resume@mblc.state.ma.us

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Grants, Awards & Scholarships, 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 http://www.nasig.org.

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 this page.

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 this page.


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 this page

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 this page.

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 this page.

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 this page

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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Metadata Librarian, University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence KS

The University of Kansas Libraries has an opening for a Metadata Librarian. Applications are now being accepted for a new faculty librarian position at the University of Kansas. To view or apply for this position, go to http://employment.ku.edu/, select "Search Faculty Jobs", click on search openings, and search with keyword "metadata".

 

METADATA LIBRARIAN

The University of Kansas Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and innovative individual with the ability to articulate and promote a vision for resource access and discovery in the evolving world of library collections, diverse digital assets, extensive metadata schemas and the semantic web. 

 

Requirements: ALA-accredited MLS by date of appointment; demonstrated experience working with standard metadata formats; excellence in written communication; a commitment to strong customer service within and outside the libraries as demonstrated by quality of application materials. Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University's innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See www.provost.ku.edu/planning.

 

Application deadline for this position is 2-10-2014. .

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Programming and Instruction Internship, Springfield City Library, Mason Square Branch, Springfield MA

The programming and instruction internship at the Mason Square branch of the Springfield City library will be carried out over the course of spring term, 2014 (exact dates are flexible). The intern will work for a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 20 hours per week.

In the initial stages of the internship, the current GSLIS student or recent graduate will assist with the branch's technology classes and become acquainted with the branch's patron population by playing a
supportive role during programs and in general reference services. Having done so, the intern will design and carry out a program or program series as well as a new technology class to serve the
interests and needs of the branch's patrons.

Potential intern responsibilities include:

• Attend a portion of the branch's programs and survey their effectiveness based on observation and inquiry.
• Attend technology classes and rove amongst/aid patrons during instruction.
• Assist librarians in determining the effectiveness of various classes and programs.
• Roving reference (with or without Ipad).
• Compose log of reference interactions.

Projects to be completed by intern:

• Design, market, and implement a program or program series for the branch that serves patrons' interests, whether it is a children's program, a music program, or any other type of entertaining and
educational event.
• Design, market, and execute an hour-long computer class that serves patrons' technology needs.
• Gauge effectiveness of both program(s) and class and write a brief report on what worked, what didn't, and how one might approach the project differently in the future.

Scheduling for the intern will be flexible, but we prefer that three-quarters of their time at the branch be spent during hours when the library is open to the public. (Mon: 1-5, Tues. 1-5, Wed. 10-5,
Thurs. 1-8, Fri. 1-5, Sat. 11-3). The intern will work under the branch's full-time reference librarian and the branch's supervisor, both of whom regularly develop and implement programs and classes at
the branch.

While there are no physical requirements for the internship, we prefer that interested parties feel comfortable speaking in front of small groups of people, have excellent spoken and written English, have some ability in speaking Spanish, and have an interest in pursuing reference and instruction services. The current student, or recent graduate, will preferably have competed LIS 401 and LIS 407. Completion of LIS 408 and/or LIS 422 would be ideal.

For more information about the internship, or to apply, please e-mail Caitlin Kelley at ckelley@springfieldlibrary.org by January 31st. Applicants should attach a brief cover letter. This is an unpaid internship.

Additional information about the branch can be viewed at:
http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/about/mason-square-branch/

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Volunteer, I Need a Library Job

The I Need a Library Job website (http://inalj.com/) is currently looking for volunteers to fill Head Editor and Assistant Editor positions.  Anyone who's interested can email the volunteer coordinators at volunteer@inalj.com

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Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Stevens Point WI

Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian

Institution: University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Status: Faculty, 9-month

Deadline: Screening begins Feb. 10, 2014 and continues until position is filled

 

The University Library seeks a Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian who will provide leadership and effective management for the Library's reference collection and services; manage all aspects of interlibrary loan, including policy and planning; supervise support staff; take an active role in collection development; function as liaison to academic departments; participate in the Library's instruction program; and engage in scholarship and service.

 

This is a tenure-track position with faculty rank and status (rank and salary dependent on experience and qualifications); academic year (9 month) appointment.  Short term summer contracts are available subject to funding. 

 

A full position description and requirements as well as information on how to apply are available at:http://www.uwsp.edu/equity/Pages/jobVacancies.aspx

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Language Resources Center Coordinator and Liaison, Mount Holyoke College Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS), South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) seeks a passionate and visionary educator-technologist to serve as coordinator of our Language Resource Center and play a lead role in collaborations around instructional design and innovative uses of technology while working closely with colleagues in a highfunctioning team environment to provide both library and technology resources and services to faculty and students alike.


Reporting to the Director of Research & Instructional Support (RIS), the Language Resource Center (LRC) Coordinator and Liaison works in a blended team of instructional technologists and librarians who provide forwardlooking instructional technology, library research, and collection services and resources. Centered in a dynamic and collegial environment, this position collaborates with faculty partners and other RIS liaisons to apply the best in learning theory, design principles and innovative technology to enhance in class, flipped, blended, and online learning, especially of languages. Towards this end the LRC Coordinator and Liaison is also charged with hiring and developing excellent student staff and for maintaining a welcoming and productive space for language learning within the LRC.


RIS, along with Campus Technology and Media Services, Digital Assets and Preservation Services, Discovery and Access, and Technology Infrastructure and Systems Support together comprise the merged Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) Division at Mount Holyoke College. LITS is committed to providing integrated information and technology services and resources that enable students, faculty, and staff to creatively and productively advance the College's mission to educate a diverse residential community of women at the highest level of academic excellence and to foster the alliance of liberal arts education with purposeful engagement in the world.


Responsibilities include: Partnering with faculty to imagine effective and innovative uses of technology in support of teaching and learning; supervising student staff and managing the Language Resource Center as a welcoming and productive environment for language learning; serving as liaison to an academic department and collaborating with other RIS liaisons to connect the full range of LITS resources and services to a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. Qualifications include: Advanced degree, preferably in second language acquisition, instructional design, educational technology, or MLS with an emphasis in instruction and assessment. Also open to other combinations of education and experience such as advanced degrees in academic disciplines and experience in instructional design. Some experience managing (students or otherwise) required. Technical
requirements include: Experience implementing and/or supporting curricular or classroomoriented
technologies, such as learning management systems (e.g., Moodle), virtual classrooms (e.g., AdobeConnect), video/audio editing software (e.g., Audacity, iMovie), discipline specific
software (e.g., Windows Language packs), etc. Desirable skills include: Facility in one or more languages besides English and interest or experience in language learning pedagogy. Demonstrated interest or experience in libraries. Flexibility to accept, manage, and incorporate change.


Review of applications will begin on January 21st and continue until the position is filled. You can find more information and apply online at: http://jobsearch.mtholyoke.edu. Mount Holyoke is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to fostering multicultural diversity in its staff, faculty, and students. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.

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Manager, Collection Development, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs CO

PPLD seeks an innovative leader for our District's Collection Development Department (acquisitions, serials, materials handling, cataloging) to orchestrate the delivery of a robust print and digital collection through the synchronized efforts of an energized, flexible and outcome based team of 22 staff. The Manager will also lead the successful relocation of the Collection Development department to the new 21st Century Library location. This exempt, full-time position will direct a highly collaborative team committed to achieving the mission of the Pikes Peak Library District: to seek, engage and transform lives through library services and resources that enrich individual lives and build community.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves the library in a leadership capacity to move the district's services forward, anticipate future needs, and makes vital recommendations based upon trends, issues and research in the area of collection management.
  • Develops, coordinates, and implements long-and short-range plans related to Collection Development to meet strategic plan objectives.
  • Provides leadership, guidance, training, direction and assistance to Collection Development staff.
  • Conducts employee evaluations, develops goals and strategies for Collection Development staff development, including team-building, on-going education, and cross-training.
  • Interviews, selects and develops new staff; evaluates work assignments, manages conflict, and builds a high performing cohesive team.
  • Reviews, updates and implements policies and operating procedures to improve efficiency.
  • Oversee $4 million dollar annual budget for library materials and the Collection Development department, monitors budgetary expenditures and forecasts for future budgets; uses advanced metrics and methodologies to maintain fiscal accounting records.
  • Proactively assesses the collection on an ongoing basis; creates and uses reports to build the collection.
  • Negotiates vendor contracts, monitors services and resolves issues related to the collection.
  • Provides excellent customer service, maintains a courteous, positive image of the library, and maintains confidentiality when interacting with patrons, vendors, and staff.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) required
  • Five plus years of professional experience working in a library required; advanced knowledge of library services, best practices and procedures
  • Three plus years of leadership experience demonstrated success in effectively leading teams and operations
  • Management aptitude, including management education and experience, leadership abilities, responsibility for outcomes, personal productivity, practical thinking, adaptability, coaching, interpersonal skills and business ethics required.
  • Demonstrated success in developing collections/content, preferred
  • Experience with successfully managing a collection budget of a million dollars or more, preferred
  • Ability to apply analytical reasoning and strategic thinking skills to spearhead work flow process improvements
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, computerized acquisition programs, on-line ordering tools/programs, and in-depth internet searches
  • Ability to exercise confidence and excitement in the vast technological and online resources the Library District has available


To learn more or apply, please visit: www.ppld.org/jobs

STARTING WAGE: $27.56 - $30.67 per hour DOE* + full benefits (*Starting wage will be commensurate with experience and education. Starting wage is equivalent to a range of $57,324 - $63,794 per year)

About us: PPLD is the second largest library district in Colorado. Established in 1903, PPLD serves the 620,000 residents in El Paso County.  PPLD provides 15 facilities, online resources, mobile libraries, innovative technology, meeting spaces, and programs that foster a community of educated, informed and engaged citizens.On average, PPLD checks out 24,800 items each day, with an annual circulation of 8.8 million.

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Librarian/Bibliographer in the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Resource Center, White River Junction VT

Job Title:LIBRARIAN

Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VN-14-AKJ-1021640

SALARY RANGE: $47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:  Thursday, January 02, 2014 to Wednesday, January 08, 2014


WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens


JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy ID: 1021640

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/.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

*  Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

*  No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

*  You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
*  You may be required to serve a probationary period.
*  Background investigation may be required.

________________________________
DUTIES:

NOTE : This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 1 year and 1 day). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration. Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition.


This position serves as the Librarian/Bibliographer in the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Resource Center, located at the Executive Division of the National Center for PTSD, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT. The Librarian/Bibliographer assists the Information Scientist in preparing the Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress (PILOTS) Database, and performs other duties to facilitate the dissemination of information on PTSD to the facilities and programs of the Department of Veteran Affairs. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  •         Reading and comprehending medical, scientific, and social science literature;
  •         Providing PTSD clinicians, researchers, and policy makers worldwide with information on published studies of PTSD;
  •         Identifying the principal bibliographical elements of printed and electronic documents in English and other languages;
  •         Using computer hardware and software;
  •         Locating materials in an academic library environment;
  •         Understanding of the purpose of controlled vocabulary in the indexing of scientific or social science literature;
  •         Using the thesauri and authority lists in assigning terms to describe the subject content of documents;
  •         Using the Internet and the World Wide Web for electronic mail, file transfer, and interactive applications (including remote database searching and downloading);
  •         Performing simple searches in internal and external online catalogs and bibliographical databases, including OCLL, MEDLINE, and PsycLIT; and
  •         Establishing and maintaining procedures for the identification, selection, acquisition, and indexing of literature for the PILOTS Database and for bibliographical publications.
  • Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, from 8:00am - 4:30pm.

To apply:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/358413200

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Technology Coordinator/Head of Lending Services, Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook ME

The City of Westbrook is seeking an experienced and highly motivated professional operating under the direction of the Library Director to assume all management responsibilities of the library's Lending Services Desk and the library's public technology He/she assumes the lead in making staff technology recommendations and leads the library's technology team. The Technology Coordinator/Head of Lending Services Librarian is a self-starter who takes independent action; acts as a supervisor of library employees; and works with volunteers. The Library houses over 70,000 items of print and non-print materials, a Local History Room, a Children's Room, an Event Room, work study rooms and offers a wide variety of adult and children' programming to its almost 6,000 registered borrowers with an emphasis on connecting the community to digital, information, cultural and reading literacies.

The ideal candidate will:  Hold an MLS degree from an accredited college or university with 3 years proven experience working with automated systems preferably in a public setting or a bachelor's degree in a field consistent with the responsibilities of the position and have a minimum of 3 years of library technical experience and/or working with circulation modules and staff in a supervisory capacity; possess well developed leadership, communication, interpersonal, collaboration, problem-solving and technology skills; and be highly focused on establishing a welcoming and customer service oriented environment.  This Full Time opportunity offers a competitive wage ($19.77/hr. - $26.58/hr.) and generous benefits package that includes: Health & Dental Insurance; Paid Vacation, Sick, & Holiday Time; and Retirement Benefits.  This is a Teamster Local Union No 340 General Unit position.

 

Applicants interested in the above opportunity must submit a resume and cover letter to:

HR@westbrook.me.us

 

Deadline for application is January 18, 2014

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Intern: Development, Volunteers of America, Massachusetts, Jamaica Plain MA

POSITION:            Intern: Development (unpaid)

PROGRAM:           Development

REPORTS TO:       Volunteer Coordinator/development staff

 

FUNCTION:           

 

Works closely with the Volunteer Coordinator on activity related to assist with special events as well as other Development tasks.    Also participates and supports the organization and maintenance of the administrative office.  Flexible hours; 8-10 per week.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Must be a full or part-time student with an interest in Non-Profit Social Service Organizations.   Must be flexible and task oriented and be able to function independently. Must be skilled in a variety of  persuasive writing styles. Must also have strong computer skills including MS Office Suite and use of the Internet research. This position requires strong organizational and planning skills; good interpersonal and communication skills.

 

PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES:

 

  • Assisting with the design, copy writing, and production of donor materials and ongoing correspondence
  • Create engaging and persuasive newsletter articles
  • Assist in the creation of social media and web content
  • Assist in the recruitment of volunteers for placement within the programs or special events.
  • Provide support for marketing and networking activities related to volunteer recruitment, fundraising and overall brand awareness.
  • Assist in the fundraising efforts of the agency.
  • Assist in maintaining donor relations through solicitation, acknowledgment, and follow-up letters
  • Maintain the proper confidentiality of sensitive information and maintain file system for organizational materials.
  • Perform other support tasks as required.

 

OTHER:

 

  • Will meet with each senior administrator and discuss their role and its function within the social service arena
  • Will visit each program and interview staff and volunteers in order to learn about the program and provide (anonymous) quality feed back to administration.

 

Effect on End Results:

 

  • Quality print and web content
  • Increased donor correspondence
  • Increased brand awareness and web presence
  • Increased funding 

Contact mlittle@voamass.org for more informtion.

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Reference Librarian, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston MA

This is a part time position.

 

Coordinate library's efforts to scan and incorporate digitized materials in the library's DSpace repository. Oversee inventory projects. Coordinate collection maintenance and space planning. Assist with maintenance of website, subscriptions, and library's social media. Staff public desks as needed.

 

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

1. Staff public desks. Answer questions in a timely fashion and in a courteous and professional manner. Follow policies and procedures of the Library in the Reference/Circulation Manual, Reference Service Policy, and appropriate staff memos.

 

2. Update library's blog, facebook page and other social media and suggest ideas for increasing the library's web presence.

 

3. Locate, scan and prepare metadata for scanning projects.

 

4. Under the direction of the technical services staff, add electronic and digitized documents to the library's DSpace repository.

 

5. Under the direction of the technical services staff, assist with cataloging projects, including original and copy cataloging.

 

6. Assist with collection maintenance.

 

7. Participates on library task forces and committees.

 

8. Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE (List knowledges, skills and abilities)

 

1. Considerable knowledge of Library and Information Science, including current practice in Reference services, cataloging/metadata and digitization.

 

2. Working knowledge of common equipment and computer resources used in libraries and information centers.

 

3. Experience with integrated automated library systems, preferably Evergreen.

 

4. Experience with social media.

 

5. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

 

6. Basic knowledge of legal research and/or government documents.

 

7. Expertise with commercial online databases and Internet resources.

 

8. Ability to maintain harmonious working relations.

 

9. Ability to lift 25 pounds.

 

QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON THE JOB (list knowledges, skills and abilities)

 

1. Detailed knowledge of federal and state legislation and legislative procedures.

 

2. Knowledge of Massachusetts government structure and Massachusetts history.

 

3. Detailed knowledge of Massachusetts and federal government documents.

 

4. Awareness of State's Email system.

 

5. Knowledge of State Library policies and procedures.

 

6. Knowledge of Evergreen online public catalog and automated circulation system.

 

7. Knowledge of electronic repositories, in particular DSpace.

Qualifications:           Masters degree or fifth-year degree from a graduate school of Library and Information Science accredited by the American Library Association and certification by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

E-Mail resume and cover letter to: christopher.dupuis@state.ma.us OR mail to:

State Library of Massachusetts

Christopher Dupuis

State House, Room 341

Boston, MA 02133

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Librarian I, University of Texas School of Public Health Library, Houston TX

In this role you will serve as the Technical Services Librarian who oversees library catalog and Interlibrary Loan services. 

Primary responsibilities include: 

- Perform basic and complex copy cataloging for library materials using AACR2, LCRI, MeSH, LCSH, NLM and LC Classification, and local policies and procedures. 

- Participate in special technical services projects (ebook cataloging (Springer, eBrary, MyiLibrary, electronic theses and dissertations [ETD], etc.) to quickly add large collections to the online catalog. 

- Oversee all aspects of Interlibrary Loan services, including borrowing, lending and document delivery. Use ILL toolkit to establish efficiency and streamlining ILL workflow. Creates and maintain free lending library group to reduce cost and staff process time. 

- Responsible for upgrade and System configuration for OCLC ILLiad's Customization Manager and ILLiad's client and preparation of ILL statistic reports for library director. 

- Perform other duties as assigned by the director of library services including serving on THSLC committees as needed. 

- Maintain knowledge of changes and trends in technology in library services. Make recommendations on cataloging, ILL policies in areas of responsibility based on current trends, issues, and emerging standards.

Organizational Requirements
ALA-accredited master's degree in library and/or information science is required. No experience necessary. Computer Skills: Word processing, Windows, HTML/Web page building. Teaching in an online environment. Two years experience in a health sciences library or academic library performing public services activities preferred. 
 
Departmental Requirements/Preferences
- Knowledge of cataloging standards and rules such as AACR2, MARC21, LCC and LCSH. 
- Knowledge of emerging trends in resource description, such as FRBR and RDA, and of evolving technologies. Knowledge of digital libraries and discovery tools are preferred. 
- Proficiency of Endeavor Voyager integrated library system, ILLiad interlibrary loan management software, OCLC First Search, OCLC Connexion, WorldCat and DOCLINE. 
- Experience with both print and online reference resources. Ability to deal with difficult or incomplete citations. 
- Experience with standard computer applications and Internet resources. 
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff and students. 
- Experience in Interlibrary loan services in an academic or medical library setting, either as a paraprofessional or as a librarian highly desirable. 
- Experience in cataloging, either original or copy cataloging, in an academic or medical library setting, either as a paraprofessional or as a librarian highly desirable. 
 

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Part-time Reference Librarian, Weymouth Public Libraries, Weymouth MA

The Weymouth Public Libraries is in need of a part-time reference librarian to work 16 hours per week until April 30, 2014, who is interested in a temporary assignment working in a progressive, dynamic library system. We seek an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented librarian to provide professional and technical support to library patrons.

Supervision
Works under the supervision of the Library Director.

Job Environment
Work is performed under typical office and library conditions. The work environment is moderately quiet. 
Occasionally required to work outside of normal business hours. In addition, required to work every third Saturday and on Monday evenings.

Operate computer and other standard office equipment. Experience working with an integrated library system and emerging technology. Familiarity with downloadable media, blogs, and social networks.

Daily contact with library patrons by phone, in person, and in writing. Excellent customer service skills required.

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

Provides general reference service using print and electronic resources and reader's/listener's/viewer's 
advisory service to patrons of all ages. Participates in library instruction and reference use program.

Assist patrons with the online public access catalog and public computers.

Education and Experience
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited school and one year of professional library experience. Certification by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Knowledge, Ability, and Skill
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of library principles, practices, and current trends and resources in reference. Knowledge of and comfort with emerging library/information technology skills and trends.

Ability and Skill: A strong public service commitment. Excellent skills in interpersonal relations, and written, oral, and online communication. Excellent problem-solving skills. Ability to work creatively, effectively, independently, and cooperatively with colleagues, patrons, and the community at large. Must have superior abilities in the area of reference and reader's/listener's/viewer's advisory. Ability to troubleshoot public computers and printers. Have a broad understanding of digital technology-
related activities.

Physical Requirements
Light physical effort required in carrying and shelving books, and in performing other typical library functions. Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, and climbing. Ability to operate a keyboard at an efficient speed. Frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with arms and hands. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move materials weighing up to 10 pounds.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
 
Salary: $22.75/hour 


Closing Date: January 10, 2014 


Please submit a letter of interest and resume as well as a completed Town of Weymouth employment 
application to Lisa Coyne, Human Resources, Town of Weymouth, 75 Middle Street, Weymouth, MA 
02188. The employment application can be found here: 
http://www.weymouth.ma.us/index.php/departments/human-resources/job-openings/

 

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Internship, Millennium/Takeda, Cambridge, MA

The Commercial Operations group is seeking an intern to begin with them in May/June and work full-time through the Summer.

Job Description


Responsible for the management, integrity and maintenance of Commercial dept's Customer Master, Customer Relationship Management system and alignment with data warehouse. Support ongoing data quality initiatives for the organization. Candidate will work with Commercial Operations, the field sales force and IT to update classifications and designations of professionals, organizations and affiliations. This includes data entry, updates, research and records reconciliation. Candidates must possess a determined attitude towards ensuring data accuracy with strong attention to detail and a hard work ethic. The ideal candidate is a team oriented person with a goal driven attitude.


• Day to day management of commercial operations customer master and customer relationship management system
• Conduct data cleanup activities to ensure integrity of data
• Work with IT, Commercial Operations and the sales force to update and cleanse customer database
• Research customer data using data bases and the internet
• Assist in data cleanup projects and matching/merging of data

 

Bachelor's or Master's Degree Candidates may apply.

 

Interested candidates can email their resume to: Jaclyn.Keefe@takeda.com

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Deadline Extended! Call for Submissions, Simmons Graduate Symposium 2014

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: Sunday, 5 January 2014

            Approval Notification: TBD

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 of Library Services, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art,

Department           

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, in its affiliation with Florida State University, is one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.  Located on an impressive 66-acre Sarasota bay front estate, it preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling, educating and enabling a large and diverse audience to experience and take delight in a world-renowned collection of fine art and special exhibitions; Ca d'Zan, the Ringling historic mansion; the Circus Museums; the Tibbals Learning Center; the Historic Asolo Theater; and historic architecture, courtyard, gardens and grounds overlooking the Sarasota Bay.  An Education Building houses our library, conservation facility, classrooms, and staff offices and The Visitors Pavilion serves some 350,000 guests annually.

           

Anticipated Salary Range          

High $40,000's to low $50,000's, commensurate with experience

           

Qualifications           

Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library Information Science (MLIS) and three years of related experience.

Skilled in public speaking.

Experience with collection development such as analyzing library collections, evaluating potential acquisitions, identifying needs, and selecting materials.

Experience supervising staff in a library setting.

Experience conducting original and secondary historical research.

Experience in user-focused environments, and active promotion and outreach, with the ability to build meaningful relationships with staff, students, and the community.

           

Background Check Requirements      

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check to include fingerprinting.

           

Confidentiality Policy           

This position requires compliance with University confidentiality policies.

           

Preferred           

MLS/MLIS with a Bachelor's Degree in Art History or a MLS/MLIS with a second Master's Degree in Art History, strongly preferred.

Three years of supervisory experience in a special or academic library.

Experience with evaluating and developing programs.

Experience with rare book collections.

           

Schedule           

If not otherwise specified, schedule is M-F, 8-5.

           

Responsibilities           

The Ringling Art Library seeks an enthusiastic Head of Library Services to lead the expansion of the Library's services and collections. This individual serves as the Head Librarian and will spearhead the conceptualization and implementation of policies, programs, and long-range planning.

Collections Development:  In collaboration with Ringling staff, establishes a collections development plan aligned with institutional initiatives. Analyzes the Library's collections for strengths, weaknesses, and relevance to current information needs. Responsible for purchasing new acquisitions. Selects rare books for conservation.

Research & Program Development: Performs research on all aspects of the Ringling legacy and collections as well as other topics pertaining to the visual arts and cultural history to assist staff, faculty, and public in research, curriculum development, and exhibitions and programming.  As member of the library team, assists with reference, circulation, public services, and promotes the use of current and emerging technologies. Promotes the services, and expands the awareness of the collection and resources, regionally and nationally. Leads and participates in library public programming. Handles requests from outside scholars for information relating to the Package exhibitions. Assists with grant proposal preparation.

Professional, community, and donor relations: Represents the Ringling Library by participating in professional associations, and regional library partnerships/programs related to the Museum's mission or initiatives.  Monitors developments in the profession as well as best practices to encourage innovation and ensure excellence. In conjunction with Development Department, works with donors and constituents, such as Friends of the Library, to build strong partnerships. Promotes the services, and expands the awareness of the collection and resources, regionally and nationally. 

Supervisory and Administrative:  Provides dynamic leadership to staff, interns, and volunteers:  Assigns, trains, reviews, and/or approves work and special projects.  Works with staff to determine goals and objectives; makes recommendations regarding employee hiring, salary adjustments, staff development, discipline, and termination, or performance evaluations. Defines needs, sets priorities, develops policies, identifies possible grants, and prepares the annual budget to ensure effective management and development of services and collections.  Monitors budget throughout the year.   Provides adhoc reports as requested.  Submits annual report of acquisitions and activities.

           

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

           

How To Apply       

If qualified and interested in a specific vacancy as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu.

 

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information.  Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.

 

1. Go to http://jobs.fsu.edu

2. Click on "Browse Job Openings"

3. Select "Advanced Search"

4. Type "Ringling" into "Enter Keyword" field

5. Click the "Search" Button

6. Click on the name of the desired posting

7. After reading the complete posting, if interested and qualified click "Apply now"

8. At this point follow the prompts on the screen

 

For more information, or for technical assistance, please contact Ringling Human Resources at 941-359-5700 ext. 2605 or employment@ringling.org.

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Archival Collections Project Manager, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston MA

Job Description:

The part time Archival Collections Project Manager (ACPM) will lead, manage, and coordinate complex activities related to registering, inventorying, tracking, moving, processing and storing collections. The Archival Collections Project Manager will also: prepare statistical data, budget reports, spending projections and other documents as appropriate; maintain up-to-date and accurate records in library collections control database; work cooperatively with other library staff to set general policies and procedures for efficient workflow and collaborative project work; resolve issues encountered with vendors, workflow, and other administrative processes; assist in administrative aspects of grant-proposal development; assist in implementation of grant-funded programs and projects in the areas of logistics, resource management and reporting; serve as liaison with administrative departments and functions on campus as they relate to library projects; manage student, interns and volunteer workers' schedules, workspaces, equipment, task assignments and provide quality control oversight; record information about the movement, condition and preservation of unique collections; make effective use of sophisticated information management systems to monitor collection status, movement and condition; assess space, collections and storage requirements as part of space and strategic planning for the department; oversee delivery and documentation related to materials submitted to outsourced digitization services; digitize images and documents as needed to support archival functions and store according to archival best practices; monitor, oversee and routinely report on environmental conditions related to the health of archival collections; plan short, medium and long-term space usage for library collections and functions; oversee orderly re-location of collections, as needed, to meet departmental goals and space considerations; manage Library's exhibit gallery scheduling , communications, publicity and mounting of exhibits;

 

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred. Experience in archives or museum environment. Experience in storage, handling, preservation of archival materials. Demonstrated experience in successful project planning in a complex environment.

  •                              Knowledge of archival best practices in collections storage and preservation;
  •                              Ability to communicate and convey ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing;
  •                              Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment;
  •                              Ability to meet project deadlines;
  •                              Ability to lift, move, carry and push items weighing up to 50 pounds;
  •                              Ability to work in environmental conditions that may include exposure to heat; cold;      dust; noise, mold;
  •                              Valid driver's license and ability to travel;
  •                              Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, subordinates and superiors.

 


Additional Information:

UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday.

 


Application Instructions:

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

  •                               Professional. Union. Benefited.
  •                               Part time, 50% time. Grade 30.
  •                               Normal Hiring Range: $21,107.50-$23,086.
  •                               State funded.
  •                               Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.

Closing date for applications: January 17, 2014

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Digital Curation Archivist, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston MA

The part time Digital Curation Archivist for the Healey Library will lead the technical development and curation of digital resources in Archives and Special Collections. The Digital Curation Archivist will also: coordinate with the University Archivist for policy and strategy in reaching department goals for digital curation; serves as technical manager for the department's online repositories; manage activities to preserve born-digital and digitized materials according to archival best practice, including creating descriptive, structural and administrative metadata and transferring files to secure cloud storage; implement batch processes to add digital objects including photographs and documents and their related metadata to the department's online repository (CONTENTdm); access, evaluate and measure usage of digital collections and generate regular reports; create collection-specific web pages drawing on data from CONTENTdm via API; set and oversee technical standards for the department's image, audio and video digitization projects; develop workflows to convert audio and video from legacy formats (betamax, VHS, cassette audio) to digital format; train and direct the work of support staff and students in digitization projects, including application of appropriate metadata schemas; implement workflow to extract metadata from PDF, image and media files and incorporate it as administrative metadata into repository records; and perform other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

Master's degree in digital humanities, computer science or library and information science (MLIS/archival track from accredited institution preferred); or comparable professional experience. Minimum 2 years professional experience working in special collections, digital records management, digital humanities, or comparable educational or research field.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of at least two of the following metadata standards: Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, PREMIS;
  • Knowledge of best practices for managing and preserving digital collections;
  •  Knowledge of current data management issues and trends;
  •  Demonstrated presentation and project management experience;
  •  Proficient in Microsoft products including Access;
  •  Demonstrated experience with XML, XSLT, CSS and using published APIs;
  •  Demonstrated experience creating, converting and preserving a wide range of file formats (e.g. JPEG, JPEG2000, TIFF, MPEG, AVI, MOV, PDF/A);
  •  Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and successfully complete projects;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate across diverse populations;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collegially in a team setting
  • Organized, able to juggle multiple tasks.

 


Additional Information:

UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday.

 


Application Instructions:

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

  •                               Professional. Union. Benefited.
  •                               Part time, 50% time. Grade 30.
  •                               Normal Hiring Range: $21,107-$23,086.
  •                               State funded.
  •                              Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.

Closing date for applications: January 16, 2014

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Head of Children's, Lenski Children's Center, Clark County Public Library, Springfield OH

Job Title: Head of Children's / Grade 25 / Full-time / FLSA status - Exempt 

 Location: Lenski Children's Center, Clark County Public Library, 201 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio 

 

Application deadline:  Responses received by January 10, 2014, given first consideration.  Open until filled. 

 

Under general direction of the Library Director, the Head of Children's oversees the Lenski Children's Center, maintains the children and young adult's collection and supervises employees in the department.  

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  

Master's degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) from an ALA-accredited college 

Three years professional library experience in children's services with increasing levels of responsibility 

and supervision 

Public library experience preferred 

   or 

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience and the required knowledge, skills and 

abilities at the discretion of the Director and/or the Board of Trustees 

 

PRINCIPAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Establish and maintain relationships with local schools, agencies, and organizations for the purpose of promoting library programs and encouraging community partnerships   

Prepare and present formal communications and public presentations; consistently present Clark County Public Library in a positive manner  

Plan, promote, implement, recommend, and present youth services programs, activities, exhibits, and displays from infants to teens  

Develop and maintain collections; read reviews, bibliographies and other sources; maintain an awareness of current library trends and a willingness to acquire new skills 

Maintain strong public service focus; provide prompt assistance for patrons in utilizing library resources and services; provide reference and technology assistance, readers' advisory and complaint resolution 

Function as part of the administrative staff to develop, implement, and evaluate youth services policies and procedures and participate in decision making; compile statistics and generate department reports 

  Supervise Children's Center's employees, evaluate work performance, and ensure compliance with CCPL policies and procedures; provide orientation; identify hiring and training needs  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: 

Experience with youth programming, including Summer Reading Program events, and youth collection development 

Thorough knowledge of children's and young adult's literature   

Knowledge of MARC and OCLC formats, Dewey classification, and standard cataloging tools 

Excellent organizational and time management skills, written and verbal communication skills for formal communications and public presentations  

Knowledge of Supervisory methods; management and leadership abilities 

Ability to identify qualified candidates through screening and interviewing methods and recommend hiring to the Director 

Ability to work independently and with others, interact and respond professionally and appropriately to patrons and staff in a consistently friendly and courteous manner 

Knowledge of research techniques, Microsoft Windows, and other electronic resources  

Knowledge of library automation systems (prefer knowledge of Polaris automation systems)  

Knowledge of budget administration to assist with long-range planning for the library 

Ability to make analytical decisions with attention to accuracy 

 

OTHER:  

Ability to operate tools and controls, reach, stand, walk, sit, see at close range and distances, talk and hear, occasionally lift lightweight objects (up to 25 pounds) and push book carts (up to 50 pounds), bend, reach, and stoop in order to provide general assistance  

Valid Ohio driver's license needed to attend meetings and presentations  

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions or for the interview process 

Department operates 7 days a week; must be willing to work flexible schedule as needed  

 

Salary and Benefits:  

Starting salary is $20.63 per hour (may be negotiable for highly qualified candidate). 40 hour week. Section 125 health insurance offering (Medical, Dental), employer-paid life insurance, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System membership, four (4) wks. vacation accrual, ten (10) holidays, and sick leave allowance in accordance with CCPL Personnel guidelines. Ohio Deferred Compensation (457) Plan membership available. Direct Deposit to a financial institution required, pursuant to O.R.C. 125.151(B) 

 

APPLICANT PACKAGE:  

 Applicant must submit ALL of the following to be considered: 

 

1.  Cover letter 

2.  Clark County Public Library Application Form (available as Electronic or blank 

Printable options) 

3.  Résumé 

4.  Responses to Experience Questionnaire 

5.  Letters from three professional references 

6. Official library school transcript 

 

Initial screening is based on examination of submitted materials. 

Continuing applicants will be interviewed by phone. 

Finalists will proceed to interviews/meetings with staff at the library. 

 

  

Information packet: Application materials are available at: Head of Children's Packet 

 

SUBMIT TO:

Diana Garrison 

 HR Office  

 Clark County Public Library  

 PO Box 1080 

 Springfield OH  45501-1080 

 

 Or: dgarriso@ccpl.lib.oh.us   (Official transcripts must be mailed) 

 

Questions: Diana Garrison, HR Mgr., 937-323-9752, dgarriso@ccpl.lib.oh.us 

 

 

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Temporary Research & Instruction Librarian, Academic Library, Greater Boston MA

BiblioTemps®, a short-term staffing service of the Massachusetts Library System, is seeking candidates for a temporary Research and Instruction Librarian for one of our academic library clients. The schedule for this part-time assignment will be 12:30-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The placement will begin in mid-January and continue for approximately four months.

 

Duties:

The successful candidate will research consultations and reference services for students and faculty. Specifically, the successful candidate will deliver in-person instruction on identifying, retrieving, and evaluating information resources, particularly in the humanities and social sciences; provide individual consultations on the design and pursuit of research strategies and the use of research-related technologies; answer general reference inquiries; and staff the merged circulation, instructional technology, and reference desk. Depending on the candidate's background and experience, they may assist in providing course-integrated information literacy instruction.

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS from accredited library school. New LIS graduates and advanced graduate students welcome to apply
  • Ideal position for entry-level librarian with some experience in reference and instruction.
  • Fluency with citation management software systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Google Apps, Sakai or other learning management system.
  • Willingness to learn about the College's circulating equipment collection, and ability to consult with patrons about their equipment needs.
  • Experience with LibraryH3lp or other chat-based system and LibGuides preferred.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment

 

To Apply:

Submit a current resume and cover letter online at http://www.bibliotemps.com/jobs/. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. First review will be January 7.

 

 

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Temporary Reference/Social Sciences Librarian, Academic Library, Pioneer Valley MA

Temporary Reference/Social Sciences Librarian, Academic Library, Pioneer Valley, MA

 

BiblioTemps®, a short-term staffing service of the Massachusetts Library System, is seeking candidates for a temporary Reference/Social Sciences Librarian for one of our academic library clients. The schedule for this part-time assignment will be 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The placement will begin in mid-January and continue for approximately seven months.

 

Duties:

  • Conduct 10 to 15 class-specific instruction sessions during the spring semester for students in social sciences courses during the spring semester (anthropology, economics, education, sociology, women and gender studies, and possibly other disciplines).
  • Conduct approximately 15 instruction sessions to support the social work curriculum during June and possibly July.
  • Provide general reference desk assistance, 4-6 hours per week.
  • Provide specialized reference and research assistance, including research appointments, for students in social sciences and social work courses.
  • Serve as the subject liaison to social sciences departments for instruction, collection development, and other outreach initiatives.
  • As time permits, assist the Head of Collection Development and reference staff with analysis and weeding of the government documents collection; assist with other collection-related projects as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS from accredited library school, with 2+ years of experience.
  • Knowledge of current methods of library instruction/information literacy.
  • Experience with general reference resources in both print and electronic format.
  • Facility with the interfaces of major database vendors (EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale) and with MS Office.
  • Familiarity with LibGuides software, Zotero, and RefWorks is desirable, but not required.
  • Social sciences background is strongly preferred.

 

 

To Apply:

Submit a current resume and cover letter online at http://www.bibliotemps.com/jobs/. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. First review will be January 3.

 

 

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Temporary Reference/Humanities Librarian, Academic Library, Pioneer Valley MA

Temporary Reference/Humanities Librarian, Academic Library, Pioneer Valley, MA

 

BiblioTemps®, a short-term staffing service of the Massachusetts Library System, is seeking candidates for a temporary Reference/Humanities Librarian for one of our academic library clients. The schedule for this part-time assignment will be 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The placement will begin in mid-January and continue for approximately four months.

 

Duties:

  • Conduct 10 to 15 class-specific instruction sessions during the spring semester for students in humanities courses, including English; East Asian, French, German, and Italian Studies; Comparative Literature; Religion; Philosophy; Afro-American Studies; American Studies; Film; and possibly others.
  • Provide general reference desk assistance, 4-6 hours per week.
  • Provide specialized reference and research assistance, including research appointments, for students in humanities courses.
  • Serve as the subject liaison to humanities departments for instruction, collection development, and other outreach initiatives.

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS from accredited library school, with 2+ years of experience.
  • Knowledge of current methods of library instruction/information literacy.
  • Experience with general reference resources in both print and electronic format.
  • Facility with the interfaces of major database vendors (EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale) and with MS Office.
  • Familiarity with LibGuides software, Zotero, and RefWorks is desirable, but not required.
  • General humanities background is strongly preferred.

 

 

To Apply:

Submit a current resume and cover letter online at http://www.bibliotemps.com/jobs/. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. First review will be January 3.

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