February 2014 Archives

Digital Scholarship & Visual Resource Librarian, Connecticut College, New London CT

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, a highly selective private liberal arts college, located in the historic seaport of New London, seeks an innovative and learner-centered Digital Scholarship and Visual Resources Librarian who understands the changing environment of instructional technology, digital scholarship, and visual resources in an academic environment.  The successful candidate will lead the development and coordinate the College's digital scholarship program.  S/he will also promote and support the use of visual resources at the College. The successful candidate will also be responsible for collaborating with members of Information Services and other campus support organizations to plan and deliver information services and supporting resources.  The position will be a member of the Instructional Technology Team and will assist in developing an instructional support program for the College.

The ideal candidate will provide leadership in promoting, developing and leading the digital scholarship program in the Digital Scholarship and Curriculum Center.  This includes serving as an advisor to digital scholarship projects. S/he will develop the College's digital visual resources collections and related services to support students, faculty and staff using traditional and emerging technologies. S/he will serve as a library and IT liaison to the Art History and Art departments and actively participate in research publication and conference presentations. 

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program and/or Master's Degree in Instructional Technology, or comparable education and 3-5 years of experience in a related instructional technology or visual resources library environment is required. Professional training in librarianship, information technology, visual resources management, or a related field involving digital scholarship is also required.  Candidate must also possess substantial academic background in Art, Art History or associated area; knowledge of current visual resources collection practices and digital imaging technologies and web page development, including ARTstor and Shared Shelf; experience and knowledge of current practices in digital scholarship.  Experience with digital images and video is required as is experience with relevant hardware and software, and image database management; working knowledge with graphics and design software such as Adobe Creative Suites. Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as excellent writing, teaching, verbal and social/new media communication skills are needed.  Must also have the ability to build and sustain key relationships with students, staff, and faculty; work individually and as a member of a team and interact well with a variety of people from all aspects of the college.  Outgoing personality with strong leadership, collaboration and project management skills is required. Must be detail oriented, well-organized, ability to set priorities, and meet deadlines.

Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check, will be conducted on the selected applicant.  The recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. To ensure first consideration, applications should be received by March 28, 2014.

Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references electronically to humanresources@conncoll.edu (include your full name and "DigSch" in the subject line of your e-mail). 

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Teen Librarian, Morse Institute Library, Natick MA

Help today's teenagers navigate and connect to information they need their way.  Motivate them; show them how to feel safe, respected, challenged, and empowered.  Teach them to nurture, give back and take care of their own.  Provide them with opportunities to develop 21st century skills.  Demonstrate knowledge of the unique needs of adolescence.   Does this sound like your mission in life?   


The Morse Institute Library is looking for a Teen Librarian who is energetic, innovative, technically savvy and team-oriented. As the Teen Librarian you will partner with other library departments in providing materials, services and programming to the teens of Natick. You will also act as the library's liaison to the Natick Middle and High Schools and other community organizations that provide services to the young adults of our community.


The Teen Librarian is responsible for oversight of short and long term plans focused on teens, including

but not limited to:


  • Promotion: act as spokesperson for this age-group, including but not limited to, media outlets and events, booths and presentations in the community.
  • Partnership: Establish and maintain strong relationships with appropriate community organizations. 

Be involved in community initiatives targeted on teens and teen issues.

  • Digital Branch: blog, create content, and maintain appropriate links on the digital branch

related to teens.

  • Program development: present programs of interest to teens both within the library and out in the community.
  • Collection and service maintenance including making recommendations for collection additions, visual display of collections, shelf reading, upkeep of equipment/games on floor and straightening.

Preferred qualifications: 

  • MLS with a focus in young adult literature and services.
  • Previous customer service experience working in a public library setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in selecting and ordering materials for young adults.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing programming for teens.
    • Strong reader's advisory and reference experience to library users of all ages.
    • Excellent technology skills including library technology, office software applications, social media, internet publishing, blogging, and gaming.
    • Ability to keep abreast of new technology that is of interest to teens and be able to incorporate this knowledge into programming.
    • Curiosity, respect for others, common sense and the ability to work independently.


This is a 37.5 hour a week, benefited position. The position includes at least one weekday evening and rotating weekend hours, including some Sundays.  Included in the Town of Natick's generous benefits package is four weeks annual vacation available after the probation period.  Salary is competitive.


How to apply:

All applications will ONLY be accepted through email. 

The email address to send a cover letter, resume and references page is:




Address all cover letters to:

Linda Stetson, Director

Morse Institute Library

14 East Central Street

Natick, MA 01760


Deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014 by 5pm.

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Generalist Librarian I, Mattapan Branch, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for a Generalist Librarian I position in the Mattapan Branch. The successful candidate will participate in services to a diverse population characteristic to an urban setting and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services.


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


Minimum Qualifications:

  •          A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school
  •          Knowledge of popular literature including bibliographic tools and sources
  •          Knowledge of the techniques of programming for the general public



  •          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: March 15, 2014

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

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


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


Position Responsibilities:

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


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


Required Qualifications

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


Preferred Qualifications

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


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


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

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

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

Position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by March 31, 2014. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Preferred start date: July 1, 2014

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Digital Asset Specialist, America's Test Kitchen, Brookline MA



America's Test Kitchen is a real place: a no-nonsense, fully equipped test kitchen located in Brookline, Massachusetts, where a team of highly qualified test cooks and editors perform thousands of tests every year. The goal? To develop the best recipes and cooking techniques, recommend the best cookware and equipment, and rate brand-name pantry staples for home cooks, which are published in our two magazines, Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country, in our growing line of cookbooks and special interest magazines, and on our websites, as well as featured on our public television series, America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen. We are devoted to a collegial approach to cooking--teams of editors, writers, and cooks engage in side-by-side comparisons, blind taste tests, and rigorous equipment tests to determine which is the best way to roast a chicken, which pans work and which ones don't, which brand of ketchup tastes best, and so on.


Our publications contain no advertising. We are a private company with no affiliations with large publishers, cookware manufacturers, or food purveyors, which means that our content is unbiased and objective.




Digital Asset Management Specialist


America's Test Kitchen is seeking a Digital Asset Management Specialist to join the Production Department. Digital Asset Management (DAM) and Cross Media Publishing are two core and growing areas of this fast paced interdisciplinary department.  The Digital Asset Management Specialist will report to the Manager of Workflow & Digital Asset Management and assist in the day-to-day operations supporting DAM and related initiatives.


This position is a key support in maintaining the established areas of DAM and workflow development while at the same time advancing these competencies to other areas of the enterprise.  You will work closely with members of virtually every department understanding needs, building relationships, and educating end users.



  • Assist the Workflow and Asset Manager with daily operation of the Digital Asset Management
  • Stay current on DAM trends, technologies, and standards to become another subject matter expert resource for DAM.
  • Assign/edit/normalize appropriate metadata to assets in the system
  • Establish new metadata standards and values as required
  • Maintain usage rights metadata, including validating accuracy
  • Develop visual workflows, data flows, process and business requirements.
  • Support on-going DAM user interface optimization/enhancements according to best practices & user feedback
  • Assist with documenting processes and procedures
  • Educate, train and promote the use of the DAM and other online information systems




  • Self-starting, self-directed team player who can multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to follow through and meet critical milestones/deadlines
  • High degree of competence in Mac, Linux and PC desktop OSes.
  • Knowledge of, and practical application of, Mac desktop scripting (AppleScript)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software
  • Competency with standard business software and technologies such as e-mail, Word, Excel, Access and/or FileMaker.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of technical and non-technical personnel
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to accept responsibility and display motivation to complete tasks in a timely manner while working both independently and as part of a team
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change on a regular basis



  • Familiarity with Mac OS X & Linux servers
  • Comfortable working on remote machines via Terminal / CLI; Remote Desktop
  • Understanding of XML & XSLT as it relates to DAM, CMS, ECM
  • Understanding of Taxonomy development; Controlled Vocabularies; Ontology
  • In-depth knowledge of the Adobe XMP Specification, IPTC, Dublin Core
  • Web application front end development with JavaScript and JSP/JSPX
  • Understanding of Digital Publishing Workflows
  • Understanding of Color Theory
  • Working knowledge of digital color management techniques
  • Working knowledge of RIPs and Proofing Devices
  • ePub3, Mobi/KF8, OpenEFT
  • Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS)
  • Basic understanding of relational database management systems (RDBMS)
  • Likes to bring order to chaos




  • BS in Library Science, Information Science, Graphic Arts or business-equivalent combination of training and experience
  • 2+ years experience working with metadata, taxonomies, controlled vocabularies.
  • 2+ years experience with DAM systems (Canto Cumulus a plus)
  • Prior experience with CMS, ECM, MAM, or Document Management systems a plus.


Candidates should be able to thoughtfully answer questions like the ones below as part of the application process:

  • Have you worked with a Digital Asset Management System? Where? How long?
  • How much experience do you have creating Metadata Schema?
  • How are DAM and Workflow related and what - if any - are the role(s) of one in the other?




America's Test Kitchen is conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, health insurance coverage (choice of a Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO or an HMO), Delta Dental, Prudential life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a generous amount of vacation time, and summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day.


Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to:




with Digital Asset Specialist 02-2014 in the subject line. 

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Scholarships, New England Library Association

The New England Library Association scholarship program provides financial assistance for worthy students pursuing a Master's Degree in Library Science. Currently, two full-time scholarships of $2,000 and two part-time scholarships of $1,000 are awarded annually.

The committee cannot accept direct applications and candidates must be recommended by an accredited New England or New York library school. Candidates complete applications and submit them to the Deans of their library schools (deliver, mail or email to Assistant Dean Em Claire Knowles) by March 15. Each library school administration may select up to two eligible candidates (one full-time, one part-time) and submit them by April 1 to educational-assistance@nelib.org. Selected candidates are notified in late May and funds are awarded in October of the same year.

Download Graduate Study Scholarship Application.

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Instructional Technologist, New England College of Optometry, Boston MA

The New England College of Optometry, a professional graduate school in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood with an enrollment of approximately 475 students, has an immediate opening for a full-time Instructional Technologist, reporting to the Vice President/Dean of Academic Affairs.


The Instructional Technologist is flexible, collegial, enthusiastic about education and the integration of technology with instruction, and has a pioneering approach to his/her work. The right candidate is highly self-directed and skilled at long-term planning and project management. The incumbent is also able to work with faculty, staff, and students with varying levels of comfort with technology.



  • Collaborate closely with the IT department.
  • Actively participate on the College's cross-departmental eLearning Group (ELG), and collaborate with ELG members to brainstorm and plan major projects in support of the instructional design needs of the College.
  • Keep current with emerging trends and technologies in instructional design and educational technologies.
  • Create and promote a program for faculty that aims to achieve and maintain minimal educational competencies.
  • Work with faculty to evolve their in-class teaching methods through best practices and student-oriented pedagogy, and to identify and apply technologies to enhance student learning and engagement.
  • Provide training for faculty in the application of these technologies for both in-person and blended course offerings, including the College's learning management system (Moodle), collaboration software, Panopto lecture-capture software, multimedia tools, tablet devices, and various other instructional tools.
  • Develop pilot projects to test new technologies as they emerge.  This currently includes a tablet project.
  • Continually evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives by developing and implementing pre- and post-instruction assessment.
  • Inform library staff responsible for information literacy instruction on the most appropriate new/emerging instructional technologies to use in programming; collaborate with librarians to deliver information literacy instruction sessions as necessary.
  • Interact with vendors to coordinate product demonstrations, trials, and pricing.



  • Understanding of and experience with instructional design principles and practical applications.
  • Some classroom teaching experience, preferably in a higher-education setting.
  • Knowledge of and experience with instructional design principles and practical applications, best practices, and theory.
  • Demonstrated skills in long-term planning and project management.
  • Passion for presenting, training, and teaching faculty, graduate students, and staff, both with and without technology.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical issues to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to work one-on-one and also to present to or instruct large audiences with varying degrees of technical aptitude.
  • Prior experience in education and/or instructional technology is required.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Master's degree in instructional design/technology, education, or related field.


The College offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. To apply, send cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) professional references to:

Human Resources
New England College of Optometry
424 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02115

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Technology Services Librarian & Archivist (Assistant Professor), Bronx Community College Library, Bronx NY

Faculty Vacancy Notice
Technology Services Librarian & Archivist (Assistant Professor)
Job ID 10137
Bronx Community College Library

Supports the college library with effective teaming in the Technology Services area to continuously improve library technological infrastructure and services ensuring efficient and effective access to digital resources. Is also responsible for the management and administration of the Bronx Community College Library's Archives and Special Collections. Provides in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties as needed, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution, with a second graduate degree required. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

Computer Science or Information Systems degree status, minimum BS
Experience with academic library information and web systems
Archival degree status or certification
Experience in academic, research, and special or archives collections
Ability to direct and lead the processing of manuscripts, artifact, photo, and material culture collections with adherence to the Society of American Archivists standards

To view complete vacancy notice and apply online, access the CUNY website at www.cuny.edu navigating to the following links: "Employment", "Search for job listings", Job ID # 10137. Please attach resume, cover letter, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Please upload all documents as one file. Please do not include any other documentation.

Closing Date:

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Information Technology Technical Associate - Senior Digital Library Applications Developer, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL

Title: Information Technology Technical Associate - Senior Digital Library Applications
Category: Civil Service
Department: University of Illinois at Chicago, Library Systems
Closing Date: 3/16/14
Salary Range: Minimum $75,000
Shift: Days
Hours per week: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

The University Library seeks an Information Technology Technical Associate (Senior Digital Library Applications Developer) to design information, research and storage systems to support the Library's goal of providing quality resources and expertise to students, faculty and staff. The Senior Digital Library Applications Developer will act as project manager in designing or modifying information systems. This position reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology.

The UIC Library Information Technology division provides support for a wide range of services, including over 50 unique digital collections, many focusing on the history and culture of Chicago. Current and forthcoming projects address large-scale digital asset management and preservation, discovery of geographic information and support for e-science. The UIC Library is also a crucial partner in the development of the Chicago Collections Consortium portal, which will link the archival and digital collections of over a dozen Chicago area universities and cultural institutions.

Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)
● Works with Assistant University Librarian for IT in prioritizing projects that will be completed.
● Meets and negotiates with stakeholders (faculty, students, staff) to understand their needs and build information systems that improve access to Library resources.
● Leads teams in the design of new systems and projects to modify existing systems.
● Designs, develops, tests, integrates, supports, and documents user-facing applications and back-end systems.
● Designs and develops complex databases for the storage of research data and reports.
● Integrates Library information into other campus information systems.
● Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies to support the Library's evolving virtual services.
● Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
1. Any combination totaling two years from the following categories:
a) progressively more responsible work experience in IT-related profession
b) college course work in Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:

  •  60 semester hours or Associate's Degree equals one year
  •  90-120 semester hours or Bachelor's Degree equals two years.

2. Demonstrated knowledge of software development using Python or Java.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of web application development and data modeling, including skills in Web application frameworks (Django, Ruby on Rails), JavaScript, XML/XSLT, creating and administering relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle), and using database query tools.

Preferred Requirements
● Bachelor's degree (computer science, information science, or closely related field preferred).
● Advanced degree in computer or information science, or ALA- accredited MLS is preferred.
● A minimum of 4 years experience in software development using Python or Java and in developing applications that interact with MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Oracle databases using JavaScript, and XML/XSLT.
● A minimum of 2 years experience designing and administering relational databases built in MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, or Oracle and maintaining systems to manage and transform data in multiple formats.
● Experience working with LAMP or variant environments.
● Experience with HTML5/CSS3.
● Experience with DSpace, Solr, and/or Fedora.
● Knowledge of information technology accessibility issues and techniques.
● Knowledge of Semantic Web and Linked Data concepts and technologies.
● Experience or coursework in user testing/user evaluation.
● Knowledge of library practices and data formats (MARC, EAD, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, etc.).
● Experience working in the context of a software development methodology.
● Experience standard software development tools and techniques (e.g., git, testing frameworks).
● Demonstrated experience in project management or team leading.
● Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team environment and the ability to interact effectively with stakeholders.
● Demonstrated ability to support to a user-centered service in a research-intensive, fastpaced, culturally diverse higher education environment.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

General office environment. Regular travel not expected but may occur occasionally around previously scheduled events. Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity and fingering for working with computer keyboards. UIC has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. UIC especially welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minority group members, persons with disabilities,
members of sexual minority groups and others who would enrich the University's research, teaching, and Great Cities mission.

To Apply: For fullest consideration, please visit:
https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=33498 and complete an online application by
clicking the Proceed to Application button AND submit an Exam Request for CB6795 IT Technical Associate (University Library).

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Library Director, Dalton Free Public Library, Dalton MA

Effective immediately:  The Board of Trustees of the Dalton Free Public Library is seeking to fill the position of Library Director.  
We are looking for an energetic, qualified, and innovative leader. The person hired will be responsible for the direction and over-all daily operation of the library. Work involves overseeing all library programs, services and functions. Duties include, but are not limited to, preparing annual budget with Library Trustees; developing long range plan and goals; promoting community use and support of the library and involving the library in community affairs; hiring and supervising staff; applying for, implementing, and administering grant funds; ability to work with various groups in the community, including the Library Trustees, Friends of the Library, Town government, and local businesses.

Bachelors Degree required but MLS would be preferred. At least 3 years of administrative experience in library work. Strong management, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Broad knowledge of current software (C/W MARS, Evergreen) and social networking . Excellent computer and patron service skills.

Salary: $46,155 with benefits

Email letter of application, brief resume, and the names of 3 professional references to: dfplib@gmail.com
Or send via USPS to :John Kittredge/Chairman of the Board 

c/o Dalton Town Manager
462 Main St.
Dalton, MA 01226

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School Librarian, Belmonte Middle School, Saugus MA

Job Description

collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking, and self-assessment
promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
teaches information skills to scheduled classes
promotes instructional technology to improve learning
teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge

fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and resource sharing of resources in all formats
evaluates, promotes, and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
other duties as assigned by the principal

Job Requirements
serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
benchmarks the SLP (School Library Program) to school, state, and national standards
stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program
collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
administers the SLP budget to support program goals

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

To learn more visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=621742

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Project Archivist, Schaffer Library/Kelly Adirondack Center, Union College, Schenectady NY


The project archivist is responsible for managing an 18 month CLIR Hidden Collections Cataloging grant-funded project, "Grass Roots Activism and the American Wilderness: Pioneers in the Twentieth Century Adirondack Park Conservation Movement." Duties will include supervising staff and overseeing the processing, arrangement, description, and cataloging of the John Apperson and Paul Schaefer papers and contributing to associated outreach activities. The combined 210 cu ft collections of the Apperson and Schaefer papers include a wide range of materials and formats that date from 1899-1996 and collectively cover the history of 20th century political activism to conserve the Adirondack Forest Preserve and expand the Adirondack Park in New York State.


Master's degree from an A.L.A.- accredited library or information science program with an archival concentration; or M.A. in related subject area with an archival concentration or archival management certificate, with minimum two years experience processing, arranging, describing, and managing manuscript collections required. Also required is experience with best practices and current standards in archival management including experience with DACS, EAD, subject and name authorities, and Archivist's Toolkit or similar software program; knowledge of preservation standards for multiple formats, demonstrated ability to manage projects and project teams, to set priorities, to manage work, and to meet deadlines. Candidates should possess excellent training and communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues in multiple environments, the ability to supervise student assistants, and the ability to lift and carry 40 lb. boxes of material. Subject area expertise and knowledge of metadata standards for digitized objects preferred. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


Please apply in person, via fax, U.S. Mail or email:

Human Resources
Req. # 7099
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

Telephone: (518) 388-6108
Fax: (518) 388-6529
E-mail: hr@union.edu

Please submit all electronic application materials as a single pdf or doc file.

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Student Success Librarian, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN

Appointment Rank: Assistant Professor

Available: August 1, 2014

Salary: $48,000

General Function

The University of Tennessee is engaged in a strategy to recruit a larger freshman class, to improve retention of students from first to second year, and promote graduation in four years. The Student Success Librarian will help the Libraries implement and expand instruction and academic engagement programs aimed at assisting first-year and other lower division undergraduate students in learning the tools of scholarship while adjusting to college life. The Student Success Librarian will strengthen library partnerships with First Year Studies, the Student Success Center, and the Division of Student Life to enhance the support system for undergraduate students at The University of Tennessee.

Specific Duties

  1. Serves as Liaison to First Year Studies, Student Success Center, and Division of Student Life
  2. Designs, delivers, and assesses instruction for First Year Studies and other undergraduate programs to support learning and engagement in the University
  3. Offers classes, consultations, orientations, and tours in support of the first year and general education curriculum
  4. Creates programs and partnerships with campus groups and targeted undergraduate learning communities
  5. Works with undergraduate instructors to create engaging library assignments, activities, and tutorials for delivery in -person and in an online environment
  6. Develops and leads student engagement activities in the Commons and assists with the Dean's Student Advisory Committee
  7. Collaborates with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to welcome prospective students and parents
  8. In collaboration with Coordinator of Community Learning Services and Diversity Programs contributes to pre-college programs
  9. Engages in professional development, research, and service activities



  • ALA-accredited master's degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality public service and support of the academic needs of students and faculty
  • Demonstrated success in planning, implementing, and leading innovative instruction and student engagement programs
  • Experience teaching information literacy classes
  • Experience developing web-based instructional materials
  • Commitment to advancing the Libraries' and University's diversity goals as demonstrated by past experience or through leadership activities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment accompanied by initiative, self-direction, and commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence
  • Must meet the University's requirements for promotion and tenure which includes research and service components


  • Experience designing curricula and programs and assessing learning outcomes
  • Experience in the application of pedagogical practices related to first year students
  • Experience delivering instruction and outreach to campus communities


The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus -- through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources.

The UT Libraries serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the university and community. We are a national leader in the creation of regionally significant digital collections; in support of open access though our digital repository Trace; and through a rich history of designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the teaching/learning enterprise. The University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other UT System Libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at http://www.lib.utk.edu/employment/student-success-librarian/


Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (AIG Retirement, ING, TIAA-CREF) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans. Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees. Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment.

Application Procedures

A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Manager, Library Dean's Office and Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000. Application materials may be sent via email attachment to ejgreene@utk.edu. Review of applications will begin March 24, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified spring graduates are encouraged to apply.

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Preservation and Collection Management Librarian, Medical Library, Yale University, New Haven CT

Preservation and Collection Management Librarian

Medical Library

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Rank:  Librarian 1-3

Part time - 20 hours/week

Requisition:  24375BR



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


Position Focus:

Reporting to the Yale University Librarian for Medical History and working with the University Library Preservation Department, the Preservation Librarian coordinates all preservation activities within the Historical Medical Collection and the general collections of the Medical Library, including objects housed in the Cushing Center. The Preservation Librarian develops and maintains preservation policies and procedures, and prioritizes preservation needs for the Historical Library. The Preservation Librarian also assists the Librarian for Medical History in the management of the Library's collections. 

Implements an in-house care program for the Historical collection. Designs and executes preservation assessments and surveys as needed, and performs minor preservation treatments. Coordinates conservation and preservation treatment for the materials by University Library Preservation Department staff and by outside vendors. Educates staff in preservation issues. Supervises student assistants.

Designs exhibitions for Medical Library and Cushing Center spaces including rotation of 3-4 major exhibits per year. Manages exhibit prep and loan activities. Carries out registrarial activities to maintain the collection, incoming and outgoing loans and ensures special care, security, and proper handling.

Assists Librarian for Medical History with digital initiatives, including selection and assessment for materials to be digitized. Serves as a resource for Medical Library digital projects and determines the suitability of individual materials for chosen digitization techniques.

Works with Physical Plant and Library Administration to maintain the environment of the locked stacks. Coordinates building environmental monitoring and provides interpretation and reports.

Assists in the coordination the Medical Library's emergency response plan; monitors and maintains emergency equipment and supplies; trains staff in emergency response procedures; responds to emergencies as needed.

Leads and participates in outreach and instruction activities. Provides tours, orientations and lectures for Yale School of Medicine, Yale University and visitors to the collection. Review and manages the Adopt a Rare book program.

Serves on Library and University committees as appropriate. Engages in research and service to meet requirements for promotion and is active professionally. Monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections.


Required Education, Skills and Experience include:

1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science.

2. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

3. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.

4. Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of preservation and conservation issues and current developments within the library, archival and preservation profession, including born digital preservation.

6. Demonstrated ability with working in a special collection environment, with some collection management experience.


Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at:http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.


Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school, and two years preservation experience;  knowledge of at least one Western European language; supervisory experience; strong project management and interpersonal skills.


The University and the Library:

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.


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

Medical Historical Library:

The Medical Historical Library is a department of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and holds one of the largest and finest medical history collections in the world. Its holdings include rare books, journals, pamphlets and ephemera, manuscripts form the 12th through 20th centuries, prints and drawings, photographs, and artifacts. After major environmental and preservation surveys, a systematic preservation program was begun in 2005. A well-equipped preservation workroom has been set up with the possibility of additional space for preservation activities.  For additional information, see: http://historical.medicine.yale.edu/.


Salary and Benefits:

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


How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter and resume should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 24375BR. 


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Library Director, Meekins Library, Williamsburg MA

The Board of Trustees of the Williamsburg MA Libraries is seeking a dynamic, patron-focused, detail-oriented, librarian to be the next Director of the Libraries.

Williamsburg Massachusetts, pop. 2500, is located in the Pioneer Valley and is  gateway to the Hilltowns.  As an ALA 4Star Library, the Meekins Library and its Haydenville branch welcome 49,500 visitors each year and circulate 98,151 items.  The Libraries sponsor over 200 programs a year including Reading to Dogs, a performing arts series, community lectures and readings, and revolving art shows.  The Meekins also serves as the school library for the Willliamsburg elementary school, working with teachers on curriculum and materials and welcoming all the classes to the library regularly to develop their literacy, critical thinking and research skills.

The Director supervises a staff of 3 along with 40 volunteers and is the voice of the Library to Town Boards and community groups, advocating for the Library and, with the Trustees, developing long range funding sources and strategies.

The successful candidate for this position will have a minimum of four years library experience with demonstrated leadership qualities and experience leading and mentoring staff, working collaboratively with a broad range of constituents, comfort interacting with town officials and strong budgeting, interpersonal and communication skills.   An MLS is desirable.  The position is full time, (37.5 hrs/week), salary range, $40,000 - $45,000.

To apply email letter of application, resume and names of three references to: williamsburg.trustees@gmail.com
Applications due by March 31, 2014.

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William Henry Seward Project Archivist, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, University of Rochester River Campus Libraries, Rochester NY

POSITION TITLE: William Henry Seward Project Archivist
DEPARTMENT: Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation
STATUS: 3-year, Full-time Term Appointment
DATE: February 25, 2014

The Seward Project Archivist has the exciting opportunity to introduce the University's flagship collection to a new generation of scholars. Under the direction of the Manuscript Librarian, and in consultation with Rare Books Special Collections and Preservation (RBSCP) Director and with Seward Family Editorial Project staff, the Processing Archivist is responsible for arranging, processing, and partially rehousing a physical collection of approximately 400 linear feet to reflect new opportunities for discovery; and for revising existing legacy collection descriptions to facilitate new avenues of scholarship; and making available online a single standards-compliant finding providing researchers access to all Seward-related material in RBSCP.

- Finding aid revision and creation (60%)

  •  Create an inventory of collection locations and describe items stored in each location
  •  Create new finding aid that adheres to current archival metadata standards
  •  Assist with integrating item level description from Seward Family Editorial Project inventory into finding aid
  •  Assist with linking metadata for manuscripts, pamphlet and broadside collections across the finding aid and library catalog records, and for linking metadata to online transcriptions, where available

- Conservation and preservation review (20%)

  •  Assure appropriate housing and storage
  •  Identify and refer items necessary for preservation treatment, and for digitization as part of the Seward Family Editorial Project

- Reference and curricular support (15%)

  •  Respond to select reference, patron, and Seward Project staff requests
  •  Develop opportunities to connect collection to University curriculum, in consultation with curators

- Other related duties as assigned (5%)


Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library, information, or archival program strongly preferred. Knowledge of current archival theory and practice required. Knowledge of EAD, DACS, XML, or other descriptive standards or codes strongly preferred. Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Ability to participate in a team project, to follow
technical instructions and to resolve problems. Must work with accuracy and with attention to detail. Good computer skills essential. B.A. in American History, and coursework or background in the field of archives and manuscripts, rare books, or descriptive bibliography preferred. Must have the ability to carefully handle fragile books, manuscripts, museum objects, and archival collections. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, three-year position, reporting to the Manuscript Librarian. Salary is commensurate with background and experience. Excellent benefits include choice of retirement programs including TIAA/CREF.

University of Rochester, established in 1850 is a private, Carnegie I research university with approximately 7000 students and approximately 1000 faculty. Library programs and initiatives have established it
as a recognized campus partner in student learning and faculty research and teaching. Library memberships include: OCLC, ARL, CRL, CNI, TEI.



Reference Job Opening ID: 183006

Application deadline is March 28, 2014

Please ALSO send a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:

Kelley Kitrinos, HR Administrator
Rush Rhees Library
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
Email address: RCLHR@library.rochester.edu

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Associate Knowledge Management Specialist, Abt Associates, Bethesda MD or Cambridge MA

Organization Overview


Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.


The Office of Reputational Capital at Abt Associates develops and supports programs to help Abt staff conduct high quality, innovative work that improves people's lives, and strengthen the company's reputation for excellence.




Abt Associates seeks an Associate Knowledge Management (KM) Specialist to contribute to the goals of building and leveraging Reputational Capital across the Company.  An important element of Reputational Capital is knowledge management.  S/He will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of knowledge sharing across all company divisions and departments. 


Specific responsibilities include:


  • Assist with identification, documentation and standardization of knowledge assets
  • Assist with uploading, organizing, and indexing of knowledge assets to AGI (Abt Global Intranet) and other locations
  • Assist with search for, and retrieval of knowledge assets from AGI (Abt Global Intranet) and other sources
  • Train staff to document, upload, index, and retrieve knowledge assets
  • Work closely with project and proposal teams to encourage sharing and utilization of knowledge assets and adherence with KM policies, procedures, and best practices
  • Coordinate with IT and Corporate Communications to ensure that KM systems and tools provide the functionality, usability, formatting and content needed to support objectives
  • Champion all KM activities and strategies
  • Engage business to fully understand user experience of Abt knowledge platforms, and propose improvements to these systems


Skills Prerequisites


  • BA/BS degree with 1-3 years of experience; preferably in a field related to knowledge management or library science
  • Knowledge Management or Library experience required - experience in  metadata management a plus
  • Attention to detail, strong organization skills, and the ability to multi-task essential
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Experience with SharePoint or other collaboration platforms, Web tools and social media preferred


Minimum Qualifications 


BA with 1 - 3 years of experience OR MA/MBA with no years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience. 


This position is located in: 




To apply: https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=AbtPROD&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=4682&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=FF%2fySC8tEyUNmQIEZdWr1vUnYFo%3d

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Director, Knowledge Management, Abt Associates, Bethesda MD or Cambridge MA

Organization Overview


Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.


The Office of Reputational Capital at Abt Associates develops and supports programs to help Abt staff conduct high quality, innovative work that improves people's lives, and strengthen the company's reputation for excellence.



Abt Associates seeks a Director of Knowledge Management to provide leadership in knowledge management (KM) by strengthening a knowledge sharing and collaboration culture across Abt Associates. The incumbent will focus on organizational objectives such as productivity, innovation, quality, impact, competitiveness, and continuous improvement of the organization's knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Key Responsibilities


  1. Develop and communicate KM strategy and vision to internal staff, management and stakeholders.
  2. Assess knowledge sharing and collaboration needs and identify appropriate strategies to fulfill those needs.
  3. Work closely with the businesses to understand, summarize, and address KM needs.
  4. Partner with IT and Corporate Communications to fulfill KM needs and implement KM strategy.
  5. Develop and implement KM policies, procedures, and best practices to achieve KM vision.
  6. Oversee selection, collection, analysis and reporting of KM metrics.
  7. Manage day-to-day KM team activities.


Skills Prerequisites


  • 10+ years' experience in knowledge management. 
  • Proven ability to promote knowledge sharing and collaboration across a diverse organization. trong facilitative leader who leads by example.
  • Experience working in a large global organization that generates and leverages diverse forms of knowledge and expertise daily.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in cross functional teams.

Minimum Qualifications

BA/BS with 10+years of experience OR MA/MBA with 8+ years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.



This position is located in: 



To apply: https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=AbtPROD&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=4701&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=FF%2fySC8tEyUNmQIEZdWr1vUnYFo%3d

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

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

A beginning professional position with supervision as assigned.



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



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



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


Experience:     Relevant experience will be considered.


Schedule:   Flexible schedule will vary and include evening/weekend assignments and working at any other library location or department as needed.


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



Language:        Second language         




To apply, please visit:  www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, March 7, 2014, to:  City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA  01608.  EOE/AA employer.  Preference given to Worcester residents. 

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Volunteer, GSLIS Alternative Spring Break, Boston Teacher's Union School, Boston MA

Our annual Boston Teacher's Union School Alternative Spring Break will be held on Tuesday, March 11th and Wednesday, March 12th from 12-4. GSLIS Students will be assisting with cataloging, labeling, shelving and organizing books in the school library. Lunch is included. Space is limited. If students are interested they should contact Jill Leibowitz . Email address is jmleibowitz@comcast.net.

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Preservation Programs Manager, Colorado Preservation, Inc., Denver CO

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibilities include managing Colorado's Most Endangered Places Program which identifies, advocates for, and assists threatened or endangered historic sites around the state by proving direct technical support, advocacy, outreach, and education to a wide variety of communities with historic preservation projects and issues to advance preservation best practices in Colorado.



  • Direct the annual development, selection and announcement of Colorado's Most Endangered Places List
  • Maintain permanent files on threatened sites, preservation methods, site protection, preservation incentives, fundraising opportunities and partner organizations
  • Work directly with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and Colorado's Most Endangered Places committee to implement a comprehensive, strategic, goal-based fundraising plan for the Endangered Places Program
  • Develop and manage financial support for the Endangered Places Program including: securing grants to fund the program, securing grant match funding such as through the annual Silent Auction at the Saving Places Conference, submitting deliverables to the grant funder, and managing grant financials and reports
  • Establish work plans supported by community stakeholders for each Listed sites to achieve a SAVE
  • Respond daily to inquiries regarding historic preservation guidelines, regulations, and acceptable practices from community advocates, property owners, and professionals
  • Develop and maintain a system of volunteer site reviewers
  • Manage seasonal assistants and interns
  • Contribute editorial content to the monthly newsletter, Annual Report, and other organizational publications
  • Coordinate website development, graphic design, and maintenance for the Endangered Places Program
  • Support and assist CPI co-workers in achieving overall organizational goals
  • Represent organization at events, meetings and speaking engagements including through public media, and contribute leadership and promote teamwork within the office
  • Understand and help implement the 2020 Colorado Statewide Preservation Plan
  • Perform other related duties as requested.



  • Bachelor's degree required; M.A. in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, American Studies, Geography, Business/Project Management, Public Policy or related field preferred
  • Minimum two years work-related experience in related field preferred
  • A basic knowledge of historic preservation methods, procedures and governmental policies governing historic resources is required, and the ability to interpret and implement the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation is preferred
  • Candidate must have the ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives without direct supervision
  • Organizational and time management skills to handle on-going, revolving deadlines and shifting priorities under time and financial pressures
  • Ability to develop creative solutions in difficult and complex situations, assemble innovative partnerships and communicate with individuals of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, both orally and in writing
  • Experience in marketing and public relations is preferred.
  • Superb written and verbal communications skills; good with people
  • Ability to work as a team member in a highly motivated, fun, and collaborative office atmosphere
  • A passion for or background in Colorado history or historic preservation a plus
  • Advanced computer skills including Excel, MS Office, Outlook, and PowerPoint, and familiarity with Vertical Response, Wordpress, and Media Temple
  • Proficiency with design software such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop preferred
  • Willingness to travel (including often overnight) and work a varied schedule, access to transportation, possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid State of Colorado driver's license are required.

How to Apply

** Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regretfully can only respond to those candidates who best meet the requirements of a specific position or whose backgrounds are generally applicable to our client base. Please rest assure that we retain all candidate information for possible future matches, even if you do not hear from us in regard to your application in response to this ad. HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to jdaniels@coloradopreservation.org by March 7, 2014. Enter Preservation Programs Manager in subject line. Please, no phone inquiries. For more information about Colorado Preservation, Inc. and its programs, visit our website at: www.coloradopreservation.org.

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Archivist IV (Historic Properties Information Coordinator), South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia SC

Salary: $33,000 - $36,500
Deadline: open until filled

Under general supervision, develops and administers policies, procedures and practices for collecting, managing and providing access to the State Historic Preservation Office's data on historic properties in the Statewide Survey of Historic Properties and other programs.


  • Plans, implements and maintains survey database.
  • Creates, organizes and maintains digital collections of historic property information, including digital images and databases.
  • Develops ways to enhance access to information about historic properties and preservation programs through the Internet.


Minimum and Additional Requirements: A Bachelor's degree and 1-year professional experience in electronic records and digitization projects.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of database management, hardware and software used for digital asset management, digital imaging systems and desktop applications, including GIS;
  • Knowledge of general archival and records management concepts, and general knowledge of electronic records issues;
  • Knowledge of metadata and related standards for information processes and their application to archival or record materials; and of data storage methods, media, and security;
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of the field of historic preservation, particularly the identification and documentation of historic properties;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with the public, staff, and other professionals.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and effective manner.

Preferred Qualifications: A Master's degree in library information science, history, architectural history, or historic preservation or related field with coursework in archives administration, electronic records, and information management; AND 1-year professional experience collecting, managing, and providing electronic access to historic property information. Such experience could include digitizing collections, managing historic property inventories in electronic format, or conducting historic property surveys using digital technologies.

How to Apply

Please complete the online state application to include all current and previous work history and education. Please attach a cover letter and resume. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online application. Please visit www.jobs.sc.gov

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Digital Asset Manager, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA


The Digital Asset Manager is responsible for creating and implementing strategy to leverage digital assets in support of the campus's communications goals. Develops communications tools and identifies opportunities to utilize digital assets to promote the campus on multiple platforms. Serves as liaison to campus community and is accountable for developing and executing digital asset strategy that includes creation, distribution and presentation of digital images consistent with the university-wide brand position. Provides photographic support and technological expertise to produce and make available high quality images that promote a positive image of the campus.


1. Bachelor's degree in photography/photo journalism, library science, archive management, communications or related field with 3 years of digital asset management experience or associates degree in photography/photo journalism, communications or related field (or professional certification in photography/photo journalism) with 5 years of digital asset management experience.

2. Specific experience with evaluating and implementing technical solutions or digital asset systems required.

3. Exceptional organizational and analytical skills.

4. Digital photography experience.

5. Experience to include processing, retouching, archiving images, and mastery of all technical functions.

6. Ability to think creatively, work under deadlines and handle multiple projects on an on-going basis.

7. Strong project management skills.

8. Portfolio required.

9. Working knowledge of Digital Asset Management System required.

10. Flexible schedule in order to cover after hours and weekend events as necessary.

Additional Information:
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $37,300 - $46,700

NORMAL STARTING SALARY: $37,300 - $42,000


The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Application Instructions:
APPLICATION PROCESS: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=E9AB2B514E1AAEF415A5318E846B0C6A?JOBID=46156

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. The application deadline is March 10, 2014.

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Librarian I, Sidney Memorial Public Library, Sidney NY

The Sidney Memorial Public Library is seeking an energetic, motivated, and creative librarian for the position of Librarian I. Primary responsibilities include the management of the library's Public Computing Center which includes promoting the PCC, identifying vulnerable populations and implementing audience-specific training programs.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS; strong service orientation; advanced computer skills; excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills; demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

Salary range commencing at $40,000 and is commensurate with education and experience.

Application materials (cover letter, resume, and three professional references) must be electronically submitted in PDF format to si.jobs@4cls.org. Special preference will be given to those applications received by Friday, March 7, 2014.

Located in Delaware County, New York, the Sidney Memorial Public Library is a school district public library with stable, voter-directed funding and an elected board of trustees.

The position of Librarian I will assist in the provision of information services including providing computer classes to the community.

The Librarian must demonstrate a positive, proactive public service attitude, strong interpersonal abilities and customer service orientation. Considerable experience with computer technology, excellent oral communication and presentation skills are required.

Major responsibilities:

1. Responsible for oversight of public computing center.

-Plans, implements and evaluates programs, specifically technology related.
-Designs and implements publicity for technology programs.

2. Provides policy and procedure recommendations to the Library Director.

3. Provides reference and adult services to the community utilizing a variety of information resources and techniques for conveying information on a timely basis.
4. Prepares studies and reports as required.
5. Participates in collection development activities, including the selection, maintenance, and weeding of book collections.
6. Attends conferences and meetings; reads professional literature; is aware of new library resources, trends, practices, and technological advances.
7. Performs circulation desk and other duties as assigned.

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Fellow Scholarship, 2014 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians

The Northeast Science Boot Camp for Librarians Planning Committee is offering a Fellow Scholarship for a student to attend the 2014 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians at the University of Connecticut's Storrs campus. The scholarship will cover full registration (including food and lodging), and is intended for someone interested in working with a mentor to learn about science librarianship. Successful candidates will have an interest in science or engineering librarianship. The Fellow will meet (either virtually or in person) with a mentor before, during and after the Science Boot Camp. S/He will submit a work reflecting on the experience in an approved format by July 1, 2014.  Please note that the scholarship covers the registration only; travel and other expenses will be borne by the Fellow.

Please send a letter of intent and a letter of recommendation from one of the candidate's library school instructors by March 17, 2014 to Donna Kafel, Donna.Kafel@umassmed.edu.

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Marketing Librarian, Wilmington Memorial Library, Wilmington MA

Duties: The Wilmington Memorial Library is seeking an energetic candidate to fill a full-time Marketing Librarian position responsible for developing and creating communications and promotional materials to enhance internal and external relations and broad-based community awareness of the Wilmington Memorial Library.  We are looking for a creative, proactive service oriented person with an interest in using their marketing and graphic design skills in a library setting.  Duties include coordinating and developing all aspects of promotional publications in a variety of media including social media and web site publicity. In addition, regular shifts on the information desk are assigned.  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 one regular evening shift per week and every third Saturday from September through June. 



Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited school preferred but not required. MLS candidates with knowledge of marketing and graphic design are encouraged to apply. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign and Photoshop), the principles and practices of web design, and familiarity with emerging web and information technologies is required.  The successful candidate will be a self starter interested in carrying out a wide range of marketing activities that communicate the value of the library to the community. Must be a flexible team player with a positive attitude and strong commitment to customer service.



Salary:  $47,371-$59,945



Closing date:    March 14, 2014


Applcation:    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: jobs@wilmingtonma.gov Please note "Marketing Librarian Application" in the subject line.


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Executive Director, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Las vegas NV

Read - Learn - Achieve. Embrace Las Vegas-Clark County Library District's new Strategic Framework and provide welcoming and inspiring spaces for reading, learning and achieving--and the tools and resources that families, children, teens and adults need to succeed. The Board of Trustees seeks an energetic new leader to foster a team environment and work with staff, local government, organizations, agencies and communities and build on the Library's already outstanding reputation for service to achieve even greater levels of excellence and community participation. The Library (http://www.lvccld.org/) is an independent taxing district serving the City of Las Vegas and the unincorporated urban and outlying communities in Clark County--an 8,000 square mile area. Governed by a ten-member Board of Trustees (five appointed by the Las Vegas City Council and five by the Clark County Board of Commissioners) the Library staff (733 full and part-time workers) serve the 1.5 million citizens of the District utilizing a $52 million budget to operate 25 locations--13 urban branches and 11 outlying libraries--each featuring an array of events, workshops, programs, training, celebrations, films and storytimes tailored to each location. Recipient of many awards over the years--the District received 6.5 million visits to the branches and circulated 14.5 million items in 2013. The Library District Foundation provides additional support for community education, employment, entertainment and economic vitality.

Las Vegas and Clark County. Aside from its reputation as a world-class tourist destination, the region boasts rich cultural amenities, excellent recreational activities and is extremely family-oriented. Numerous cultural experiences are available in the Las Vegas Valley--the Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a world-class performing arts center presenting Broadway touring shows, cabaret jazz and dance, and is home to the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Nevada Ballet Theatre. Other organizations include the Nevada Chamber Symphony, the Jazz Society, dramatic and musical theatre groups and the many educational, sports and cultural opportunities provided by the University of Nevada. Outdoor recreational activities abound and include everything from golf to water sports to snow skiing--as well as regional attractions like boating near Hoover Dam on Lake Mead, hiking and rock climbing at Red Rock, and sightseeing at the Valley of Fire, the Grand Canyon, and Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix are accessible by car in a few hours. Neighborhoods abound with numerous parks, playgrounds, recreation centers, walking and bike trails, swimming pools and a variety of enrichment programs and activities year-round. Local groups perform concerts and plays geared especially toward children, and special summer camps focus on dance, drama and the visual arts. A low cost of living and no state income tax further contribute to making this a great place to call home. Additional information on the Library and the area can be found at http://www.gossagesager.com/LVCCLDlinks.htm, LVCCLD Links.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the Library District and for the development of the District's current and future goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Illustrative duties include: overall administration and operation of the District; oversees and directs all budget and financial activities; exercises executive leadership skills in coordinating the management team; provides effective team development and leadership to the staff; works collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; and works effectively with elected officials at the Federal, State and Local level.

See the ED job description (http://www.lvccld.org/pdfs/jobdescriptions/Executive%20Director%2010-13-08.pdf) for essential duties and functions.

Qualifications. A Master's degree, preferably an MLS from an ALA-accredited program; supplemented by a minimum of ten years of executive experience, five years of which must include experience in library or other public administration, and eight years of supervisory experience. Desired knowledge and abilities are included in the official job description. Additional advanced degrees such as an MPA, MBA or similar, experience in an urban public library system, experience working in a union environment, and success reporting to a policy-making board are highly desirable.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $152,000-177,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For more information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com; or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of May 18, 2014.

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Library Director, Romeo District Library, Romeo MI

Looking for a Library District where you can make a difference? The Library Board of Trustees of the Romeo District Library seeks an experienced professional to provide vision, leadership and consistency for the staff and community. Romeo District Library is an independent taxing district with a perpetual millage exclusively dedicated to public library service.  Governed by a six-member Board of Trustees (representing the communities of Washington Township, Bruce Township, and the Village of Romeo), the Library staff (22FTE) serves the 33,839 citizens in the district with a $1.8 million dollar annual budget. The Library consists of the Graubner Library and the Kezar Branch--each with its unique character and excellent staff, programs and services.  This is a library district ready to grow with its communities, move forward with innovation while balancing tradition and history, and be the best library it can be for its citizens.


The village of Romeo is a charming mix of old and new--the deep roots of its stately homes and historic downtown blend with its continuing growth and development. Different living options abound--from a quaint 100 year old home downtown, a modern home on a cul de sac, or a working farm.  Its location provides easy access to a major airport, excellent shopping, dining options, and good public schools.  The community also celebrates its history of orchards and agriculture with the annual Michigan Peach Festival of Romeo. For additional information, on the library and the region, please visit Romeo District Library Links.


Responsibilities. The Director reports to a six-member Library Board of Trustees and under broad policy guidance and direction from the Library Board, performs professional and administrative duties in planning, developing, implementing, and directing public library services for the Romeo District Library.  These duties include personnel, budget preparation and financial management, policies and projects, purchasing, facilities management, and community relations. The Director will be the "face" of the library in the Romeo District as well as an internal leader and listener with a focus on developing strategic directions for both community and staff. For additional details, please see Director Job Description.


Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited four year college, a Master's Degree from an ALA Accredited School of Library Science, and four years of experience as an administrator or a department head for a public library. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board, demonstrated success working with local officials, community organizations and agencies, previous experience working in a union environment, and experience leading and implementing a shared vision and a strategic planning process is desirable.


Compensation.  The starting salary range is $75,000 to $85,000 (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 April 20, 2014.


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Instruction & Periodicals Librarian, Forsyth Library, Fort Hays State University, Hays KS

Forsyth Library at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, is seeking to fill the full-time (12-month), non-tenure track position of Instruction & Periodicals Librarian.


Required Qualifications:     

MLS degree from ALA accredited institution (entry-level or early career librarians are encouraged to apply).

Experience with providing information literacy instruction using print and online resources.

Experience or familiarity with periodicals in print, electronic, and microform formats.

Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.


Preferred Qualifications:             

Reference and instruction experience in an academic environment.

Experience working with electronic and multimedia technologies for learning.

Experience working with an integrated library computer system.

Experience working in a periodicals department of an academic library.

Salary: $38,000


To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by April 18, 2014.


Complete position description and application instructions available at:



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Instructional Design Intern, Credo Reference, Boston MA

Job Summary:

Literati by Credo is designed to facilitate collaboration among information stakeholders, enabling subscribers to connect disparate information resources and  fulfill their strategies for overall improvement in the quality of research, information search skills, user satisfaction, faculty engagement and cost savings.

The instructional design intern position will be filled by individuals who demonstrate an understanding of the library industry, library technology, services offerings and customer business needs. The intern will develop materials and follow processes for the implementation and customization of Literati as well as provide project status updates. With a specific focus on pedagogy and assessment, the individuals will play key roles in designing innovative and robust educational materials.

About the Internship:

  • You will develop learning outcomes for subscriber projects.

  • You will create scaffolded outlines for educational materials and other learning objects as needed.

  • You will write scripts and narration for educational materials.

  • You will formulate, implement and analyze assessments to measure success of learning outcomes.

  • You will document all projects in the relevant systems.


About You:

  • You are currently enrolled in a MLS graduate program.

  • You have a passion for research, educational outreach and electronic resources.

  • You are an excellent communicator and have solid interpersonal skills.

  • You are comfortable with web 2.0 technologies and basic computing software.

  • You can multi-task and prioritize on several research projects; ability to manage workload through effective time management with attention to meeting deadline.

  • You are resourceful and take initiative with the goal of developing innovative solutions to problems.

  • You are inquisitive, curious and willing to learn.

Hours: About 20 hours/week; flexible schedule

Compensation: $14/hour

E-mail resumes to careers@credoreference.com.

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Full-time Information Services Librarian, Farmington Libraries, Farmington CT

The Information Services Librarian is a full-time, professional position reporting to the Director of Information and Teen Services. The Information Services Librarian will take a significant role in all aspects of library information services including; providing exemplary customer service at a busy information services desk for an active and vibrant community, troubleshooting basic technology issues for various electronic devices including tablets and e-readers, leading one-on-one software instruction, collection development, and general information maintenance including scheduling room bookings and passport appointments.

The successful candidate will possess: a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, strong collaboration skills and commitment to teamwork, a self-motivated and self-directed personality with flexibility, and an understanding of how to work in a changing environment. This is a full-time 35 hour per week position with a yearly salary of $48,230, four weeks vacation, Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance and a defined pension plan.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and essay response of 500 words or less to the following: How do libraries need to change in order to survive in the 21st century? How can you contribute to the evolution of services at the Farmington Libraries?

Submissions should be sent to Laura Horn, Director of Information and Teen Services via email at lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org. No phone calls please. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 28th.

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Development Officer, part-time, reSET, Hartford CT

Position Summary
reSET is seeking the services of a half-time Development Officer to assist with the successful implementation of reSET's development plan and cultivate long-term relationships of support for social enterprise and for the Social Enterprise Trust. Long-term, the intent is to make the position full time and to provide coaching and mentoring in order that the incumbent can take over leadership of reSET's Development Office in the next five years.

Position Responsibilities
The Development Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  •  Prospect research for individual, corporate foundation and other donors and donor prospects,
  •  Maintenance of donor database (currently using Donor Perfect software), including gift and donor demographic records, preparation of all reports, and liaison with Finance to ensure accurate record keeping, 
  •  Maintaining strong relationships with and providing support to the Board of Directors and Development Committee, 
  •  Development and execution of annual and strategic Development plans,
  •  Working collaboratively with all reSET colleagues and the larger reSET community, including volunteers and ambassadors, to advance strategic and tactical goals, 
  •  Acting as a knowledgeable and persuasive ambassador for reSET with all audiences,
  •  Grant research, writing, tracking, and relationship management,
  •  Ensure that all reporting requirements are met timely, and
  •  Other responsibilities as required.

Skills and Background

  •  Three to five years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, demonstrating responsibility for progressively increasing duties and scope. 
  •  Writing skills, with specific experience and success in grant writing.
  •  Strong community relationships.
  •  Relationship management experience with donors and prospects - individuals and organizations, board members, colleagues and constituents. 
  •  Experience with donor databases, including gift and data entry and report design and generation.
  •  Success in meeting financial goals.
  •  Bachelor's Degree in communications or equivalent.
  •  Strong communication and presentation skills
  •  An understanding of and passion for social enterprise and reSET's mission and goals

reSET is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. reSET does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, national origin (ancestry), age, marital status, military status, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status or use of lawful products during non-work hours and any other legally protected status in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

Send cover letter and resume to:

reSET, the Social Enterprise Trust
99 Pratt Street, Suite 200
Hartford, CT 06103

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Reference Librarian / Research Instruction Coordinator, Bentley University Library, Waltham MA

Position Summary:  Provide assistance and instruction in the use and access of library information resources to all members of the academic community.  Coordinate all aspects of the Bentley Library information literacy program, including implementation and assessment of curriculum-integrated projects and assignments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership through the coordination, planning, promotion, and assessment of the information literacy program.
  2. Collaborate with faculty to develop course-based assignments and meet departmental research needs.
  3. Conduct outreach with departmental and college level stakeholders in promoting the library's information literacy program and services.
  4. Align information literacy standards with the institution's goals and objectives, and accreditation standards.
  5. Stay current on trends in information literacy and library instruction; demonstrate eagerness to develop innovative models for information literacy.
  6. Contribute to the assurance of learning program to assess student outcomes and identify areas for improvement in the curriculum, and in particular the courses in the General Business Core.


  1. Provide in-person and remote-based research and reference services to library users.
  2. Teach information literacy classes, as well as provide one-on-one consultation to meet the research needs of faculty and students.
  3. Serve as library liaison to specific academic departments to ensure coordination of services and meet curricular needs.
  4. Create online tutorials and assessment tools for the General Business Core and other courses as needed.
  5. Develop and evaluate library resources for various areas of the collection.
  6. Attend professional conferences and workshops in order to keep current with the latest library and information literacy and teaching trends, developments, and resources.
  7. Contribute to the library's strategic goals. 


  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science, or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution
  • Minimum of three years reference and instruction, preferably in an academic setting
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology effectively to enhance information literacy instruction
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently, within a team environment and with diverse groups
  • Fluency in course management systems, LibGuides and other standard library instruction productivity software

To apply: jobs.bentley.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52304  

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Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide reference service utilizing a variety of print, electronic, and database resources. The position reports to the Senior Associate Director.

Major responsibilities include:

1. Provide core reference services both in person and by virtual means using online chat, email, and telephone.
2. Suggest, create, and teach library-related classes. Provide overviews and introductions/tours of the resources and services of the HSLS to students and faculty in the Schools of the Health Sciences.
3. Monitor trends in health sciences librarianship such as evidence-based practice, Web 2.0 communication, and social networking technology.
4. Collaborate with other librarians and staff concerning library programs and services

*Qualifications*:  The applicant must have a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school, as well as knowledge of computer applications, including medical and consumer databases, Internet searching, web design, and HTML experience.  Highly preferred is a background in health sciences. The applicant must have demonstrated ability to interact with the public in a patient and tactful manner as well as flexibility, ability to manage multiple tasks, and to work collaboratively and independently in a complex and fast-paced environment. Applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, as well as skill in written and oral communication.  Evidence of continued professional growth should also be demonstrated.

Position is a full-time non-tenured faculty librarian position, and may occasionally require additional work hours beyond the 40-hour workweek. Salary and appointment level are dependent on qualifications and 
experience. Screening of applications will begin Feb 24, 2014 and the position is open until filled.

*Environment*:  The Health Sciences Library System provides collections and services designed to meet the information needs of the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Nursing, and the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh.  HSLS has an active user education program, participates in the curricula of the health sciences schools, provides a full complement of information services and hosts the popular Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians. HSLS is also the home of the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM-MAR). For additional information about HSLS, see 
http://www.hsls.pitt.edu <http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/>

Please send letter of application, resume and names of three references to:

Search Committee, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh

Applications should be sent via e-mail to medlibq@pitt.edu 

Information Specialist/Knowledge Management Analyst, Health Advances, Weston MA

Information Specialist/Knowledge Management Analyst
Health Advances is the premier strategy consulting firm specializing in the commercialization of new healthcare technologies.  Founded in 1992, Health Advances serves clients in the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics, health information technology, and healthcare services industries. The firm is dedicated to helping companies build value through creative strategies supported by critical market insights, rigorous analysis, and thoughtful attention to shareholder value.  Our clients range from VC-backed start-ups to some of the largest public companies in the industry. Services include corporate growth initiatives, product/business launch strategies, market assessments and competitive analyses, and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. The firm is headquartered in Weston, MA, and operates satellite offices in San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Zurich. Health Advances employs over 100 employees.

Health Advances is seeking a full-time Information Specialist/Knowledge Management Analyst to join the Knowledge Management team to assist project teams with secondary research and to help build our proprietary knowledge base.  Experience in one or more healthcare areas (medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare services, health IT, health economics) and/or knowledge management is strongly preferred to complement existing knowledge in the pharmaceutical-biotechnology and KM areas.

Key Responsibilities
Work closely with project and business development teams, assist with data and literature research
Respond to requests by creatively surveying both Health Advances' internal holdings as well as external resources, including specialized databases and search tools as well as the Internet
Using in-depth knowledge of industry sources, proactively advise project teams of resources that may be helpful to complete specific projects
Participate in building Health Advances' knowledge base, including some or all of the following:
On an ongoing basis, identify, evaluate, and document external resources for use by project teams, focusing on one or more areas of healthcare
Debrief project teams to extract, synthesize, and document project learnings
Help to develop and implement new knowledge products and services
Support information, data, and resource discovery by describing and tagging both internal and external content
Work with KM and Business Solutions team,
Identify and implement methods to improve the quality of search results across internal content
Oversee consistency and freshness of content on HA Intranet
Implement quality control procedures to ensure the excellence of database contents
Work with Senior Information Specialist and Knowledge Management Analyst as part of a seamless team to address the spectrum of information and knowledge needs of Health Advances staff

5+ years of experience in the healthcare industry, preferably corporate information services, marketing, business development, or knowledge management
Undergraduate degree in healthcare-related field preferred
Experience conducting research and analysis; Master's Degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent education and experience, a plus
Detailed knowledge of healthcare industry resources, including data and statistics, business, and clinical materials strongly preferred.  At a minimum, ability to develop expertise in a complex subject area.
Experience with a variety of healthcare resources, particularly in the use of pharmaceutical/biotechnology and pipeline databases and products from Wolters Kluwer, IMS Health, GHX, Thomson Reuters Pharma & Life Sciences, Informa
Expertise using ThomsonOne, LexisNexis, Windhover, and other similar databases
Experience evaluating resources and vendors
Ability to conduct interviews of internal staff and synthesize succinct summaries of key findings
Experience tagging (indexing) content preferred
Strong customer service orientation and demonstrated ability to exercise creativity in resolving customers' information needs
Excellent communication (both oral and written), time management, organization, and teamwork skills
Attention to detail with the ability to multitask

Key Relationships
Reports to Director of Knowledge Management
Works closely with Senior Information Specialist and Knowledge Management Analyst
Works with Knowledge Management Committee members for resource evaluations and continued database development
Interacts regularly with project teams and all levels of consulting and functional staff

Health Advances offers a creative and stimulating work environment, a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, and a challenging career opportunity.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Dana Gaughan, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at https://apply.hrmdirect.com/resumedirect/ApplyOnline/Apply.aspx?req_id=enc-15.516855696285168&source=165078-CS-8939

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Librarian, Snohomish Library, Snohomish WA

The successful candidate will provide excellent information and readers' advisory services to all ages. This librarian position will continue and build upon existing strong partnerships with schools and other youth-serving agencies.
The incumbent will demonstrate competent knowledge of current technologies; judgment when using reference databases and print resources; flexibility in trying new approaches to customer service; creativity and enthusiasm when promoting library programs and initiatives; and outstanding communication skills in public and work team settings.
This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Typical Duties:

  • Plan, develop, and create programs for youth and adult audiences, including reading programs, literacy improvement projects, recreational reading, and learning programs for various age groups
  • Provide exceptional general readers' advisory and reference services in a collaborative environment
  • Apply computer and technology skills to provide effective customer service, communications and presentations for all ages
  • Explain and demonstrate procedures and methods for bibliographic and reference searches
  • Explain and assist with usage of library facilities, equipment, rules, and services which may include written and verbal instruction and/or training of customers and staff
  • Maintain regular communication with other agencies, institutions and organizations serving the community
  • Assist in management of materials collection through assessment and interpretation of customer interests and analysis of library usage reports
  • Maintain and develop reference materials and sources


Requires competent knowledge of library materials; library district policies and procedures; integrated library computer system; materials selection process; readers' advisory; bibliographic search techniques and reference tools.
Requires the ability to use a bar code reader, computer equipment, Internet and standard office equipment; speak, understand and write English clearly and concisely; conduct reference interviews; work cooperatively and maintain favorable relations with the public and co-workers; and the ability to occasionally lift and/or move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds.
Requires a Masters degree in Library Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university, or will complete MLIS degree within six months of hire. Must have or be able to obtain a Washington State Librarian certificate upon employment.


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Collection Management (Associate) Archivist, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia PA

The Temple University Libraries seek an engaged, creative and enthusiastic individual to serve asour Collection Management (Associate) Archivist in the Special Collections Research Center. SCRC is located on the main campus of Temple, a vibrant, urban research university with over 1,700 full-time faculty and a student body of 36,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation. For more information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit http://www.temple.edu/about/.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Coordinator of Technical Services, the Collection Management Archivist's primary responsibilities are to accession, process, and preserve collections, and create finding aids using archival and cataloging standards. The Archivist will provide reference services for the SCRC as assigned and may supervise student support staff. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Serves as the primary accessioning archivist for the SCRC, by packing, managing physical receipt, rehousing, assigning locations, and relocating archival collections. Works closely with the Director to appraise incoming materials. Records accession information in the collection management database, creates preliminary inventories for incoming collections, and provides other recordkeeping. Maintains and reports relevant acquisition statistics.

Oversees collection storage and access in the library depository, transportation to and from the depository and may assist with supervising student assistants in the depository. Participates in determining work methods, planning work operations, interviewing applicants and recommending hires.
Processes (arranges, preserves, and describes) historical materials, in accordance with standard archival practice. Creates finding aids and cataloging records; compiles inventories for unprocessed collections; and updates finding aids for partially processed collections.

Provides reference service to visitors and by telephone, letter, e-mail or fax.
Assists in conceptualizing and mounting exhibits; contributes to grants; contributes to the development and implementation of procedures, policies, and goals of the SCRC; participates in relevant archival conferences and workshops; and providing service to the library and university at a level expected of others in a similar position.

Required Education and Experience:

Master's degree in a relevant discipline, and formal archival training and/or certification.A minimum of 3 years of relevant archival experience.

Knowledge and experience implementing standards and best practices for arrangement, description, cataloging, preservation, and access to archival materials.

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Knowledge of systems and software needed to manage and process archives and manuscript collections, create electronic finding aids, and digitize and make collections accessible digitally.

*Knowledge of archival organization and descriptive standards (such as DACS, Dublin Core, EAD, LCSH, AAT); and collection management and digital content management systems (such as III, DB/Textworks, CONTENTdm, Drupal).

*Ability to work in and contribute to a team environment.

*Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Certification by Academy of Certified Archivists.


Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and benefits package.
Internal Number: TU-17484

To apply for this position, please visit www.temple.edu, click on Careers@Temple, and reference TU-17484. For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

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University Archivist, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne FL

The Florida Institute of Technology seeks a highly motivated and creative individual to join the Evans Library as the University Archivist. This is a full-time staff position reporting to the Director of Research Collection. Responsibilities include acquiring, organizing, describing, managing, preserving and providing access to the archives collection and identify materials appropriate for inclusion, and providing reference services related to the history and organization of the university Archives. The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree in archival studies or equivalent; 3-5 years experience in processing official records, manuscripts, audio, film, photographic and other archival materials; knowledge of the basic principles of archiving electronic records; knowledge of imaging technology, databases for archives and basic web design and maintenance; and excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.

Consideration of candidates will begin February 21, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply for this position submit (1) a detailed cover letter addressing how your experience matches the qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information, including email, mail, and phone number, of at least three references to: Angela Taylor at ataylor@fit.edu

For full job description, consult http://www.fit.edu/hr/

The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree in archival studies or equivalent; 3-5 years experience in processing official records, manuscripts, audio, film, photographic and other archival materials; knowledge of the basic principles of archiving electronic records; knowledge of imaging technology, databases for archives and basic web design and maintenance; and excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.

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Librarian for Business and Economics, NYU Libraries, New York NY


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

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



  • Minimum one graduate degree (masters level or higher).  A second masters will be required for tenure review. One of the two masters degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Academic background in economics, business or a related social science discipline or demonstrated experience in providing business or economics information and education services
  • Demonstrated public service experience in an academic library supporting users' teaching, learning and research needs.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex organization
  • Creative, service-oriented approach to problem solving
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library



  • Familiarity with business or economics research, including scholarly communication, data management, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers
  • Familiarity with quantitative or qualitative packages for statistical analysis, e.g., Stata, SPSS, SAS, Atlas.ti
  • Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations

New York University Libraries:  

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

Salary/Benefits: 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. Please include where you heard about this position. The search will remain open until filled.

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Scholarship, Massachusetts Black Librarians Network, Inc

The Massachusetts Black Librarians Network, Inc. book award has been established to provide financial assistance to a student entering or currently enrolled in a Master's program in Library and Information Science accredited by the American Library Association.  The award, in the amount of $500, is to be used toward the purchase of curriculum-related materials.  This award is not open to students in the final semester of their program.



Applicant must (1) be a person of African descent, (2) submit an application and evidence of admission to an accredited LIS program (e.g., transcript from LIS program or letter of admission), and (3) submit a statement to show evidence of commitment to a career in library, archives, and information work (attach an additional sheet)

Click here for the application.

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Librarian (Medical Science), VA New England Health Care System, Various Locations MA & NH


These positions are located at the VA New England Health Care System, in Boston, MA, Bedford, MA/Manchester, NH, and Northampton, MA*. The person in this position assists users while developing comprehensive skills to provide and promote evidence-based patient-centered care by teaching information literacy skills, and providing clinical decision and research support. 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 on E-reference service;
  • 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.);
  • Supports the implementation of decision support and knowledge-based content on the Knowledge and Information Services Center's intranet site;
  • Works with senior Librarians to assist collecting usage measures and statistics electronically;
  • 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: Full-time positions: Monday through Friday; 8:00AM - 4:30PM; Part-time position: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4 days a week (Work schedule may vary based on the day and/or time to suit work practices)

*NOTE: The position located in Northampton is a part-time position (20 hours/week). The salary listed represents full-time employment and will be pro-rated based on the actual number of hours worked each pay-period. Likewise, benefits and time-off accrual will also be pro-rated and based on your part-time work schedule.

The position located in Bedford will be split as needed between Bedford, MA and Manchester, NH.


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.

In addition to the Basic Requirements above, 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-7) in the Federal Service that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of a Librarian (Medical Science). Specialized experience includes but not limited to serving as an information specialist providing reference services, literature searches, and information consulting to medical facility 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. A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Education: Successful completion of two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education from an accredited college or university in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g. LL.B. or J.D., directly related to this position as a Librarian (Medical Science). Note: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

Combination: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed progressively higher level graduate education 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 functions and services obtained in a healthcare setting."
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.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.

For more information: https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/361877700

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Deputy Circuit Librarian, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Denver CO

CL 29 - $70,933 - $115,334 - (dependent upon experience, salary, and qualifications).

The Deputy Circuit Librarian assists the Circuit Librarian in the day-to-day operations of the 10th Circuit library and acts as the administrative and operational manager for the headquarters and remote professional library staff.

The Deputy Circuit Librarian assists the Circuit Librarian in managing the administrative and operational functions of the library, including supervising professional staff; assisting in human resources and personnel management within the circuit and district courts; coordinating library travel; and providing excellent reference and research services.

Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and at least five years of professional law library experience with at least two years of progressively responsible experience in administration, management, and/or staff supervision or leadership. Familiarity with both print and electronic resources; excellent management, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to make presentations and conduct training sessions. Juris Doctor or Masters in Business Administration preferred.

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit cover letter and resume as one PDF attachment to HR@ca10.uscourts.gov - Reference Vacancy Number 14L03 in the subject line.

Position is open until filled but preference will be given to resumes received by March 17, 2014.

Related Downloads:
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Director of Archives and Library, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem NC

Job Description
** A cover letter is required with application. **

Position Summary: The Director of Archives and Library functions as the primary representative of the Archives and Library of Reynolda House Museum of American Art (RHMAA). Organizes, preserves, and provides access to the institution's Reynolda Estate Archives and RHMAA institutional Archives as well as the American art library.

Essential Functions:

  • Functions as primary representative of institution's Archives and Library.
  • Organizes and preserves materials comprising the Estate Archives and RHMAA institutional Archives.
  • Serves as a resource for RHMAA staff, providing content and research support for their roles as curators and educators.
  • Assists researchers and provides reference services for visitors to the Archives and through email/phone/fax/mail.
  • Works with other RHMAA departments in providing images and information for exhibitions and publications.
  • Processes archival manuscript, photograph, and oral history collections and creates finding aids.
  • Develops and updates policies and procedures for Archives and Library.
  • Manages Archives budget.
  • Supports RHMAA social media activities by digitally disseminating archival materials and information on curatorial and education division projects, in consultation with Marketing and Communications department.
  • Manages operations of RHMAA's American art library through budget oversight, acquisitions, cataloguing, and supervision of library volunteers.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science, Public History or other relevant field with a concentration in archival management plus three years of professional experience in an archival setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of current archival and library theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of archival and library descriptive and content standards.
  • Knowledge of 19th- and 20th-century American history and/or art history. Knowledge of the history of the Reynolda Estate and the Reynolds family or an ability to learn in a short period of time.
  • Experience in maintaining and updating archival database systems. Experience working with The Museum System (TMS) collections management software preferred.
  • Knowledge of oral histories, including familiarity with acquiring new oral histories
  • Proficient computer skills including knowledge of scanning software and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to provide reference and research assistance to scholars and the public.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team setting with members of the Archives and Library staff and volunteers and RHMAA departments.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Job Location
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Scheduled Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Number of months per year

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Hiring Range
Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Closing Date
March 3, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

To apply: https://wakejobs.silkroad.com/WFU/Employment_Listings.html

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Intern, Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, Adams MA

The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum is looking for interns for the spring & summer of 2014. We are a small, house museum in northwestern Massachusetts.  The Museum has a small but dedicated staff of employees and volunteers. We are seeking 8 motivated individuals willing to help in a variety of multidisciplinary projects, through the summer; as well as opportunities throughout the Fall and Spring Semesters.

Listed below are the relevant academic fields for our program. Each is linked to a list of projects that would fall within that discipline. There is overlap between related disciplines, so creative combinations of these projects is encouraged. Successful candidates should be willing to choose several foci from the lists and help integrate them into a single program.

In order to get the full Museum experience, some public relations, business and day to day operations of running a museum will be integral to the position.  Interns are expected to assist staff with providing tours, working in the gift shop, and interacting with volunteers.

In Brief:

Applicants are expected to be self motivated and willing to work creatively within budget and technology restraints. 

Course credit can be achieved if arrangements can be made through the intern's college or university. Housing is provided, along with a food allowance.

 The deadline for interest letters, resumes, applications and questionnaires is March, 15 2014.  Interviews and selection will be completed by April 1, 2013.  

Send resumes & letters of interest to:  Colleen E. Janz, Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum, P.O. Box 0244, Adams, MA  01220 or electronically to colleen@susanbanthonybirthplace.org. Each applicant will receive an email with the application and questionnaire attached, which will also need to be completed for the selection process.

Opportunities Include (but are not limited to):

Computers and Technology:

The Birthplace is working to integrate technology appropriately in an historic environment; a technology intern would be involved not only in the day-to-day technical concerns of the museum, but also in the planning and implementation of technical programs and materials for the Birthplace.

 Projects might include:

Producing video or audio materials on both the historic & modern women's rights movements, for use by educational groups & possible public distribution

Creating multi-media & interactive kiosks or displays for patrons of the museum, with a particular emphasis on children.

Exploring 19th c. children's crafts and activities and finding ways to present & integrate them into the museum

Researching the appropriateness of an audio tour to the Birthplace; designing & implementing such if appropriate

Working with staff & volunteers on the museum website, including interactive elements and marketing efforts

Producing a power point around 19c and early 20c suffrage postcards from the Museum's collection



An intern with a history background could focus on research in a variety of fields related to Miss Anthony & her family. Possible topics include:

The social and political involvements of the Anthony family, from Lucy & Daniel (parents) forward.

Daniel Read Anthony (brother) - his role in the Kansas territory, both as a political figure & a newspaperman; his role in Civil War; the duels & other personal conflicts of which he was a part

Mary Anthony (sister) - her support of the suffrage movement, her role in Susan's political work, her signing of the Declaration of Sentiments at Rochester

Jacob Merit (brother) - his association with John Brown & service in the Civil War

Guelma (sister) - politics and family life of the eldest Anthony sibling 

Hannah (sister) - political involvement & family life

Industrialization of the Berkshires- history of mills, etc.

Massachusetts suffrage & anti-suffrage organizations- their history & role in the larger national movement

Hicksite/Orthodox Quaker split in the Berkshires - affects on the Anthony family

History of the Tophet- dredging, damming, etc., changes in river usage & culture in Adams & the Berkshires

Daniel Anthony's mill- archeological evidence, probable types of machines, investigation of cloth types manufactured & his overall place in the industrialization of Adams.

Anthony family farming- information on the family farms, gardens, and produce of the clan

Suffrage organizations & the rifts between them (particularly the American Woman Suffrage Association & the National Woman Suffrage Association)

Any of these topics might be further developed for publication either through local sources or in the museum newsletter.

Museum Studies:

A museum studies intern would focus on the process of museum itself, including both program development and research on material artifacts within the Birthplace collections & possible acquisitions to the collection.

With collections, it would be possible to:

Research legal and practical standards for loaning and deaccessioning objects held by the museum

Research objects transferred to the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester from the Society of Quaker Descendants in Adams

Develop collection notes for the shoe collection of the museum and undertake funding & marketing of that travelling display

Possible programs would include:

Interactive kiosks for the Birthplace & content for them (ex. The Revolution, Quaker life, etc.)

Cell phone audio tours- costs, benefits, content

Other opportunities:

            Research on Miss Anthony's childhood stitch sampler & possibilities for reproduction

            Dating of textiles & coverlets held by the Birthplace

Aesthetics of the Birthplace- architectural and decorative choices made by Daniel & Lucy here & in later homes; possible social & religious influences

Sociology/Political Science:

A sociology or political science intern would have the opportunity to explore the underlying factors in the lives of the Anthonys and the movements of their time.

Topics of research could include:

The role of Quakers in the Civil War, both as conscientious dissenters and as so-called "Fighting Quakers", and the effects of this on the Quaker establishment

The suffrage and anti-suffrage associations of Massachusetts, their role in the larger national movements, and the root social causes behind  affiliation with either party

Quakerism in the Berkshires, most notable the effects of the Hicksite/Orthodox rift

Sources that expand upon suffrage opposition to abortion and the underpinnings of that opposition

Sources that lend to understanding the Anthony's support of a cotton boycott

Non-Quaker religious influences in Miss Anthony's life (Unitarianism, etc.)

Current legislation and aid available for women's history sites & the possibilities of linking such sites in a "women's history trail"

Programming possibilities would include:

            Developing possibilities for kiosk displays in the museum

Researching the women's rights & feminist movements post-Anthony & post-suffrage, and what questions and challenges that leaves today & finding ways to bring this information to the public

Indexing of The Revolution for topical searches

Women's Studies:

The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace offers a variety of possibilities to an intern in women's studies to bring together diverse fields and influences.

Possible directions of work include:

Research on the Anthony sisters- Susan was not alone in her work. What political involvement did her sisters' take and how did their family lives feature in Susan's vision & work?

Suffrage and anti-suffrage in MA- how did these organizations relate to the national campaigns on woman suffrage? What can be discerned regarding the social faction behind each party?

Beyond the Quakers, what religious movements influenced Miss Anthony's work, and what effect did these groups have?

What role does Miss Anthony's work have in the modern women's rights movement, and how do women today integrate or move beyond that work and message?

What sources can be found that contradict or expand upon suffrage opposition to abortion? 

The split between the National Woman Suffrage Association & the American Woman Suffrage Association is the most prominent break in the women's rights movement- what can be learned from this split? Create an article or otherwise bring this to the public

Education and Curriculum Development:   

The Anthony Birthplace is at heart an educational institution. It is our particular goal to reach out to school-age children at both the local and regional level, to bring Miss Anthony's story to life. An educational intern would help in developing and promoting that programming.

Execute a program for use by schools in coordination with fieldtrips to the Birthplace. ensure that this meets state standards for curricular support; promote this program to local schools & youth organizations

Study children's culture in the Berkshires contemporary to the Anthonys- schooling, roll of children in mills, etc. & design curricular materials to present this

Work on possible kiosk designs and programming for the museum

Design and research scavenger hunts or similar activities for use by children's groups in the museum.

Architecture and Historic Preservation:

For an intern interested in architectural questions and issues of preservation, the Birthplace offers several avenues of investigation:

Research the extent & network of Anthony & Read lands in Adams, and  when those families came to the area to the present

Explore aesthetic and architectural choice made by the Anthonys here & in comparison to other homes in which they resided. Discuss and present possible cultural & social influences in those decisions.

Communications/Public Relations:

An intern in communications fields has the chance to help manage a growing network of contacts here at the Museum. Projects would include outreach to groups and organizations within our communities, a focus on advertising as well as the creation of original materials for engaging the public.

Projects could include:

            Developing effective advertising to encourage museum visitation

Visiting and offering presentations to locals schools, organizations, etc., related both to history topics, encouraging visitation and soliciting volunteers and supporters

Coordinate outreach to schools and tour agencies to promote the museum

Design activities and press materials around Adam's Susan B. Anthony Days and other significant events locally

Create public media related to women's rights, both as an ongoing effort & as an historic movement.

Help staff and volunteers in the production and distribution of our newsletter & other promotional materials and literature

Using social media to better network the museum to youth

Design and possible performance of local television or radio ads



An intern interested in business & marketing would be involved in the gift shop of the museum as well as related advertising efforts. This presents the opportunity to aid in the active business decisions of the museum, and learn how the retail aspects of the Birthplace interact with its overall mission.

Possible projects include:

            Assisting in inventory & inventory selection

Researching products that both contribute to the educational aspects of the museum and appeal to the public (books, doll, craft kits, Quaker hats, brooms)

Marketing of the gift shop, special promotions, themes to connect to the public

Tie-ins between the shop & advertising efforts as a whole

Integration of technology in the gift-shop; feasibility of putting some of all of our product inventory online for off-site sales

 Development and Finance:

Like all non-profits, the Birthplace relies on a variety of funding sources to make its mission possible; this would be an opportunity for an intern to take direct part in the funding, grant writing, and sponsorship programs that underwrite the museum's work.

Research grants applicable to particular museum projects (interactive kiosks, display cases, funding for school groups)

Search out and contact possible sponsors of events, projects, and displays (ex. Company or group willing to fund travelling shoe exhibit)

Research cooperative grants with other local organizations- funding for children's space & activities with local youth groups; backing for senior discussion groups & tours

Cooperative ventures with other women's and history organizations


For inclusion with all sections:

These lists are a sampling of possible projects. It is our hope to make these internships an active partnership by integrating these plans with the particular skills and interests of our applicants. Interdisciplinary ideas and new avenues of exploration are welcome for consideration.

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Library/Knowledge Management Intern, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville TN

Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL) and Knowledge Management at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) offer a one-year Library/Knowledge Management Intern appointment with the possibility for extension to a second year given appropriate demonstration of skills/knowledge.

The position is designed to provide interns with a unique opportunity of blended training in areas such as, knowledge management, education, research, and leadership. This one-year term position offers an opportunity for skills growth through a proven and established internationally-known knowledge management training program. The chosen intern will additionally have an opportunity to actively engage in knowledge management research projects and services designed to advance medical center priorities and goals. The work schedule is primarily Monday-Friday, but includes 4-5 half-days/year on weekends.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience
Master's degree in English; proven high-level written and oral communication skills; the ability to easily adapt to change, including duty re-assignment, as needed to best reflect the changing needs of the organization; a dedication to upholding the privacy and confidentiality of sensitive information; a demonstrated proficiency with productivity tools and data management applications.

Preferred Education, Skills, and Experience
Master's degree in librarianship or communication-related fields, experience within the publishing industry and with the peer review process, service-oriented approach to projects/initiatives, familiarity with citation management software, social media communications, and a willingness to continue learning new technologies.

Desired Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess:

*        the ability to tailor clearly-written communications to the knowledge-level of their recipient

*        an awareness of the increasing diversity of our community, an eagerness to understand the cultures of the individuals we serve, and the ability to communicate in a culturally appropriate manner

*        strong organizational, analytical, strategic planning, and critical thinking skills

*        effective time management and prioritization skills that yield satisfactory results when pressured for time or when significant challenges arise

*        a strong sense of ownership and a dedication to seeking resolution to problems

*        a willingness to ask for, and to provide, honest feedback

*        a high level of self-direction and motivation, demonstrated attention to detail, and customer service skills

*        an evident interest in lifelong learning and in contributing to the profession through research projects and scholarly communication

*        a passion for learning more about health-science topics and genetic concepts

*        a desire to work in a fast paced, highly demanding and dynamic environment where evidence provision, personalized medicine and pharmacogenetics are top priorities.

Training Approach
Interns experience a variety of exciting responsibilities such as actively participating and contributing to research projects and scholarly communications; working with educators, clinicians, and researchers; enhancing knowledge management tools; and providing information services designed to best reflect the needs of the medical center.

The training relies on a proven project-based management approach for learning and draws from a series of internally-taught modules, workshops and classes. The intern is expected to complete a detailed learning plan in an area agreed upon with knowledge management leadership and to demonstrate knowledge gained in skills verification sessions.

The salary for the position is $42,000. Following successful participation in projects and completion of the learning plan, the intern may be eligible to continue into a second year if the position is viewed as key and critical to the medical center. The benefits are those of exempt staff at Vanderbilt (seehttp://hr.vanderbilt.edu/benefits/BenefitsOverviewCandidate2014.pdf). Vanderbilt employees accrue time off according to the institution's flexPTO (Paid Time Off) plan (see http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2013/07/flex-pto/).

To Apply
Submit your resume and cover letter via the Vanderbilt Human Resources site at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/, job requisition number 1401692.

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Head of Metadata Creation, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Auto req ID 31248BR

School/Unit Harvard Library

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Location USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Function Library

Department Information and Technical Services

Salary Grade 059

Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities Harvard Library seeks a dynamic thought leader with a solid record of success guiding staff through unprecedented change.   Reporting to the Head of Information and Technical Services (ITS) and working closely with the ITS management team, the Head of Metadata Creation will look beyond historical boundaries in descriptive practice and content format to imagine, advocate for, and deliver new services within the rapidly evolving realm of information management and discovery.  S/he will contribute strong strategic focus, demonstrate a visible commitment to staff development to promote creativity, innovation, assessment, and continuous improvement, and will foster effective relationships and communication with peers and stakeholders throughout the Harvard Library.

Strategic Planning and Leadership

  • Provide leadership and administrative oversight for forty-five professional and paraprofessional staff across multiple campus sites
  • Set the strategic direction for resource description, applying knowledge of current issues and trends in descriptive practices and user behaviors, encouraging active staff participation across Harvard and with external partners
  • Foster a creative and innovative approach to the implementation of strategic change in an environment that strives for continuous improvement and encourages a flexible workforce to innovate, test, and assess ideas inside and outside of their standard roles
  • Model the unit's "can-do" approach to work and foster an environment that promotes accountability, high performance, staff engagement and diversity through a sense of purpose and spirit of cooperation; set standards of excellence that inspire and motivate
  • Support the strategic direction for technical services functions, including planning annual and multi-year projects across the library system and securing support from constituents and stakeholders


Technology Management

  • Maintain knowledge of trends and best practices in metadata standards and bring an affinity for the application of technology to support processing workflows and/or enhance service to library user communities

Operations and Service Delivery

  • Build and develop critical metadata capabilities throughout the organization through strategic hiring, staff development and talent management
  • Lead functional managers through review and identification of discrete work processes, change management and initiatives that enhance metadata and technical services, including further integration of MARC catalogers into non-MARC activities
  • Oversee hiring, supervision, and training of metadata creation staff, adhering to clearly defined performance expectations and guidelines for staff
  • Oversee the accurate and timely availability of documentation for all procedures and processes
  • Monitor unit's expenses incurred for staff and operations, maximizing resources to support staff and the unit's performance
  • Ensure that agreed standards and performance expectations of technical services are achieved

Collaboration and Outreach Management

  • Demonstrate accountability and creativity in building strong relationships with peers internal and external to Harvard
  • Build and promote library-wide collaborations that communicate and inform technical services through active engagement with colleagues across the Harvard Library system, including faculty
  • Represent the Harvard Library in regional, national, and international associations
  • Recommend policy, service, financial and contractual commitments for Harvard Library to participate in national and international programs; monitor current participation
  • In collaboration with peer institutions, encourage vendors to develop new services required for the efficient, cost-effective operation of a 21st-century metadata creation operation in a large research library
  • In collaboration with peer institutions, investigate, experiment, and develop cutting-edge, scalable metadata standards and service models

Basic Qualifications


  • MLS or equivalent education or related work experience
  • Four to six years of supervisory experience and prior program management for staff required; within a combined union and non-union staffing environment strongly desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production setting
  • Proven ability to work effectively in team environment, including remaining calm under pressure
  • Current knowledge of trends and developments in the field (i.e. linked open data; bibliographic framework; RDA; search and discovery techniques and tools) as well as advanced knowledge of cataloging principles, standards and tools
  • Record of developing and implementing new ideas in a complex, knowledge-creating organization, for example through successful grant proposals and collaborations

Additional Qualifications


  • Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities
  • Ability to manage competing priorities with a positive, constructive, flexible, and cooperative manner required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and management, interpersonal and organizational experience and skills essential
  • Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems or facilitate workflow required
  • Experience conceptualizing ideas through to successful grant proposals

Additional Information The University
Founded in 1636, Harvard University is preeminent among the world's research universities. Harvard has grown from nine students with a single master to an enrollment of more than 6,600 undergraduate students, over 14,000 graduate students, and an additional 2,000 part-time students. Over 16,000 people work at Harvard, including approximately 2,100 faculty members. An additional 10,000 individuals have faculty appointments in Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals.
Designated a university in 1780, Harvard includes 12 colleges and schools. The Faculty of Arts and Sciencescomprising Harvard College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Division of Continuing Educationis the oldest and largest of the Harvard faculties. The University's world-renowned graduate and professional schools include Harvard Business School, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School (including the School of Dental Medicine), Harvard School of Public Health, Kennedy School of Government and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
In the course of 375 years, Harvard's Library has grown from a single collection of 400 volumes to a 73-unit library system whose holdings include nearly 17 million volumes, more than 21 million digital files, 10 million microforms, 8 million photographs, and an estimated 400 million manuscript items.

For additional information visit the Harvard Library web site at: http://lib.harvard.edu/about-us

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Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park MD

Job Title: Electronic Resources Librarian

The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking an Electronic Resources Librarian. As a member of the Acquisitions Department reporting to the Head of Acquisitions, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the procurement, licensing and management of electronic resources purchased directly by the UM Libraries, and those resources indirectly acquired through collective licensing via consortia.  Responsible for the administration of new and existing licensing for electronic resources; maintains a database for tracking electronic resource licenses and licensing expressions.  Researches existing license agreements and negotiates new licenses, develops and maintains guidelines for standard licensing terms, monitors subscriptions in relation to existing license expirations and renewals, reviews the impact of current licensing on post cancellation archival access, collects usage statistics, registers and activates new electronic resources, and troubleshoots e-access problems reported by patrons and other library staff. 

Works closely with the Head of Collection Management, the Continuing Resources Librarian, and the Head of Acquisitions to develop licensing policies and e-resource management workflows for both owned and demand driven e-resources, and to support new methods of research, such as working with large datasets and text/data mining.  Consults with University Counsel to resolve license and contract issues.  Works closely with Metadata Services staff and Digital Systems and Stewardship staff to make sure electronic content and database resources are both discoverable and accessible to library users. Also assists the collection development librarians with renewals and the licensing of new electronic resources.  Participates in inter and intra-departmental initiatives across the Libraries.

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

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/ii-100B.html.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online athttps://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/24210.  No relocation assistance will be provided.  You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until March 10, 2014.

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Head of Youth Services, Plaistow Public Library, Plaistow NH

FT/PT: Full-Time
Hours: Vary / 35 - 40 hrs per week; flexible schedule includes some
evenings and Saturdays
Compensation: $18.57 - 21.48/hr, depending on experience and qualifications, with benefits package
Deadline: February 28, 2014
Library Website: http://www.plaistowlibrary.com/

The Head of Youth Services is a professional level position responsible for the development and implementation of a full range of library services for children, young adults, and adults and agencies serving children and young adults.

This position requires an excellent understanding of children and teens' developmental needs and abilities as well as an extensive knowledge of library services, principles, practices and procedures. The Head of Youth Services is responsible for the overall goal-setting, planning, and implementation of services and programs for children under the age of 18. This position requires both a high degree of independent initiative and coordination with librarians and other organizations serving children and young adults.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of two years working with children in a library setting; Master's Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

For a full job description and application instructions, please visit https://plaistow.recruiterbox.com/jobs/28090.

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Library Director, Southborough Public Library, Southborough MA

Institution:    Southborough, MA, Public Library
Job:    Library Director

Duties/Description:    The position requires a dynamic, detail-oriented, customer-focused librarian responsible for overseeing all library operations including developing, advocating for, and managing an annual budget of $400,000;payroll and purchasing; supervision of a staff of 5 full-time and 5 part-time employees, program design and evaluation, and building/grounds maintenance.  The director must be committed to increasing library patronage through programming, collection development, and maintaining the Library's welcoming environment.  Director reports to six-member board of elected Library Trustees and works closely with Friends and volunteers.  

Qualifications: The ideal candidate is innovative, a creative problem-solver, an early adopter of new technology, and comfortable interacting with town officials. Excellent budgeting, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills required.  Demonstrated grant writing ability and experience with library renovations /expansion preferred. ALA-accredited MLS degree required; three- to five-years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility at a public library recommended. Candidates must be fully competent in Microsoft Office and Web site management.

Salary range: $58,893 - $78,296

Closing Date: Until suitable candidate found

  Letter of application and resume to southboroughlibrarytrustees@gmail.com. Be prepared to supply three professional references. 

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2014 Scholarship Program, Association of Moving Image Archivists

The Association of Moving Image Archivists is now accepting applications for its 2014 Scholarship Program. Three scholarships will be awarded: the Sony Pictures Scholarship, The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship and the Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship.

Each student selected as a Scholarship recipient will receive a $4,000 scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Funds will be sent to the student's educational institution and credited toward tuition and/or registration fees. In addition, each recipient will receive complimentary registration to the 2014 AMIA Annual Conference.

Applications must be received no later than May 19, 2014

Click here for more information, and here for the application.

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Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship, Chinese American Librarians Association

This scholarship awards $500 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.


Scholarships like this are designed to encourage professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship. They are open to full-time students of Chinese heritage who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's or doctoral program of library and information science at an institution of higher education in North America. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at the time the scholarship is awarded. Applicants may apply for any or all of the scholarships listed above.


To apply, please go to http://cala-web.org/node/204 to access the application guidelines, application forms and reference forms. The application deadline is 12AM Central Time April 30, 2014. The recipients will be announced by May 30, 2014 and the awards will be presented at the CALA Awards Banquet during the 2014 CALA Annual Conference. If you have any questions, please contact the 2013-2014 CALA Scholarship Committee:


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Scholarship of Library and Information Science, Chinese American Librarians Association

This scholarship awards $1000 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.


Scholarships such as this are designed to encourage professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship. They are open to full-time students of Chinese heritage who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's or doctoral program of library and information science at an institution of higher education in North America. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at the time the scholarship is awarded. Applicants may apply for any or all of the scholarships listed above.


To apply, please go to http://cala-web.org/node/204 to access the application guidelines, application forms and reference forms. The application deadline is 12AM Central Time April 30, 2014. The recipients will be announced by May 30, 2014 and the awards will be presented at the CALA Awards Banquet during the 2014 CALA Annual Conference. If you have any questions, please contact the 2013-2014 CALA Scholarship Committee:

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Manager of Collection Development, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA


The Manager of Collection Development provides leadership for the selection and management of resources in all formats and analysis of existing holdings for review and retention. Supervises 3 collection librarians and 1.5 resource sharing staff members. Works with others in allocating and monitoring the acquisitions budget. Analyzes use trends, as well as market trends, of library resources, and manages processes for analyzing collection use (both print and digital) and makes retention and reformatting decisions. Develops and analyzes resource expenditures and explores costs of new acquisitions, ongoing licensing agreements, and current print and digital holdings. Assists in negotiating acquisition costs and vendor contracts for journal packages, e-book collections, and databases.


Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences or equivalent. 5-7 years working in a library (academic preferred), including data analysis and collections management; prior supervisory experience required. Broad understanding of the mission of higher education and the required support of library resources; significant knowledge of collection management practices and library resource assessment, including evaluating purchases and analyzing use data; significant knowledge of specific subject disciplines (sciences preferred) for collection development; budget and financial experience. Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment.

To apply: https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/277

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Summer 2014 Internship, Heritage Werks, Atlanta GA

Imagine working on archival collections for major corporations and sports as part of a cross-functional team of people developing new and better ways to access and use heritage. From processing, preservation and cataloging to digital asset management and web-based portals, Heritage Werks is a full-service company focused on doing great work for an incredible roster of amazing clients.  
Interns will spend roughly 10 weeks working one-on-one with a senior archivist to complete a predetermined archival project. In addition to interacting with clients, using social media to promote client heritage and working with our digital teams to create and support digital archives.
All prospective interns must have strong research, writing, computer, organizational and communication skills. Preference will be given to applicants who are currently enrolled or have recently completed a graduate-level program in archival management or a closely related field (an MLS, MLIS or MA in public history).
Interested applicants should submit a resume and short essay describing Werks to recruiting@heritagewerks.com. To learn more about Heritage Werks, visit www.heritagewerks.com.

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Head, Western European Cataloging, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, Bloomington IN





The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Head, Western European Cataloging Section. 


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


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


The Cataloging Division operations within the Technical Services Department pertain to non-MARC metadata and traditional MARC cataloging of library resources in a variety of formats in Western European, Slavic/East European, Middle Eastern, and Chinese/Japanese/Korean languages.  Division staff actively participate in national programs including BIBCO, CONSER, NACO, SACO, OCLC Enhance, and National Enhance.  In addition, the Division is responsible for database maintenance, the coordination of record loads, authority control, and physical processing.  The Libraries' integrated library system is SirsiDynix Symphony.



Reporting to the Associate Dean for Technical Services, the Head, West European Cataloging Section will:

·         Manage section operations and budgets including the direct supervision of three librarians and one professional/administrative appointee responsible for overseeing a staff of nineteen performing non-MARC descriptive metadata creation, original and complex copy cataloging of monographs, continuing resources, media, maps, electronic resources, and other bibliographic formats in Western European languages

·         Provide guidance and direction to four unit supervisors on issues relating to the management, planning, coordination, and establishment of procedural and cataloging policy

·         Assist in the original cataloging of monographs as part of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) including the creation of NACO authority records for contribution to the Library of Congress Authority File (LCAF)

·         Develop and manage projects in the application of metadata to support growing digital collections          

·         Plan, organize, and evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of cataloging procedures to ensure that workflows are both cost-effective and responsive to the needs of other library departments and of library users

  • Assist in the development and implementation of Kuali OLÉ (Open Library Environment)

·         Serve as an active member of the Cataloging Division Heads

·         Keep abreast of national developments in RDA and other cataloging standards and best practices as they emerge and develop

·         Contribute to the developments in the field of metadata/cataloging through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues




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

·         At least three years of increasingly responsible and relevant managerial and professional metadata/original cataloging experience in an academic or research library system

·         Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership and management and to work collaboratively in an environment of continuous change

·         Demonstrated evidence of strong planning, organizational, budgetary, analytical, and project management skills

·         Demonstrated working knowledge of cataloging rules, standards, and tools such as RDA, AACR2, LCSH (and other controlled vocabularies), FRBR, FRAD, and of developments and trends in the field

·         Knowledge of evolving metadata standards and schema (i.e., MARC, BIBFRAME, Dublin Core, EAD, TEI, etc.)

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment

·         Excellent communication skills

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


·         Knowledge of one or more foreign languages

·         Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment

·         Record of innovation and creative problem-solving, with an interest and involvement in emerging digital information environments

·         Experience with OCLC and a substantial level of experience with integrated library systems

·         Evidence of an ongoing record of professional development and contribution

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



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



For full consideration, applications must be received prior to March 21, 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

E-mail: libpers@indiana.edu

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O.O. Howard Papers Digitization Project Supervisor, Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME

Bowdoin College, a highly selective liberal arts college of 1800 students located on the coast of Maine, is accepting applications for an O.O. Howard Papers Digitization Project Supervisor to manage a grant funded digitization project with the Department of Special Collections & Archives.

Job Summary:

The O. O. Howard Papers Digitization Project Supervisor is responsible for daily management of all aspects of a three-year project, which will digitize 60 linear feet of manuscript materials documenting the life and career of General Oliver Otis Howard. Duties include: training, scheduling, and supervising student workers as scanning technicians; previewing files and identifying potential problems that would complicate scanning activities; conducting quality control measures to insure that scanning standards are met; performing file resampling and combining protocols to produce viewable PDF files; creating hypertext links from encoded text to image files. Under the general direction of the Director of Special Collections & Archives, and in collaboration with the College Archivist and IT experts, the Project Supervisor also compiles regular progress reports, tracks the project budget, and adheres to file management procedures that address the long term preservation of the master digital files and conform to campus-wide IT policies and procedures. This is a grant funded three year fixed length position with an anticipated start date of April 2014. 


Required: Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution; exceptional skill in oral and written English language communications; demonstrated attention to detail, especially in reviewing the repetitive work of others; demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; demonstrated ability to organize work and schedule tasks, supervise workers, accomplish tasks, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.

Preferred: training in handling manuscript materials; formal training in identifying problems and solutions involving the preservation of paper-based materials; experience in digitizing textual materials, creating image files, and managing digital files; demonstrated knowledge in using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat Professional; familiarity with accepted national standards for digital capture; experience with data entry in data management systems.  

Experience Requirements:

Required: one year's experience in managing the work of others; experience with the process of digital capture. 
Preferred: experience in managing student workers; experience in using manuscripts within a repository setting; experience in digitizing manuscripts; experience in managing, sampling, and editing image files. 

Please submit your application online here: https://careers.bowdoin.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51860

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Director of Collections, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge MA

Duties & Responsibilities

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology invites applications for the position of Director of Collections. Reporting to the Peabody Director, the position will have general oversight of the museum's extensive holdings of ~ 1.2M objects, both ethnographic and archaeological as well as extensive archival and osteological collections.  The position will also provide direct or indirect supervision of collections-based personnel (~20 FTE), collections annual budget, and collections policies and procedures. The Director of Collections is a member of the senior leadership team and an advocate for the appropriate use, acquisition, preservation, de-accessioning, and management of the museum's artifacts and archives.


Supervises staff in conservation, registration, collections management, osteology, image services and archives.  Oversees ~ 30,000 sq ft of collections storage areas on- and off-site.  Provides leadership to ensure the highest standards in collections stewardship.  Develops innovative approaches to collections stewardship, sets direction for collections use policies, and oversees management and care of collections in alignment with the overall strategic direction of the Museum.  Responsible for the management of collections databases and online collections. Develops and implements collection plan as well as a high-level vision for all digital assets. Seeks grant funding for collections care, growth, and management.  Represents the Peabody in the museum field.   Develops relationships with other museums including those at Harvard. 


Basic Qualifications   


MA and 5 years collections management experience.


Additional Qualifications

Experience with ethnographic and/or archaeological collections and familiarity with NAGPRA implementation required.  Knowledge of collections database management programs (TMS preferred) and online collections database systems; ability to work with IT to improve database functionality.  8 years in collections management preferred with a sound knowledge of collections best practices, ethics and AAM accreditation standards.  Strong leadership and supervisory experience with the skills to direct and mentor collections department staff and the demonstrated ability to work with diverse professional staff. Must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.  Demonstrated ability in successful grant writing. A Masters' in material culture, Anthropology, archaeology or related fields is required and experience in a university museum context are preferred. Some travel may be required.


Additional Information

When applying for this position please submit your resume and cover letter in our preferred format as one combined document (resume followed by cover letter).

Visit http://www.employment.harvard.edu/ to apply.

Auto req ID: 31361BR

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Biology, Health, and Marine Sciences Collection Coordinator and Subject Librarian for Biology, UC San Diego Library, San Diego CA

The UC San Diego Library is seeking a highly motivated librarian to serve as the collection coordinator for biological, health and marine science disciplines, including serving as liaison to the Division of Biological Sciences and providing general and specialized reference services to library patrons.  The position will:

•            Coordinate and supervise the collections activities of marine and health science subject librarians and monitor acquisitions budgets for the health and marine science disciplines.

•            Represent the UC San Diego Library on discipline-appropriate UC consortial projects, including subscription renewals, new titles, cancellations, and campus votes on UC-wide journal and ebook packages.

•            Select materials in all formats, manage collections through storage and weeding, and monitor budgets and approval plans for biology and other assigned subject areas.

•            Actively engage with faculty and students in the Biological Sciences through teaching and course-integrated instruction and workshops, contributing to reference and research assistance, maintaining online subject guides and information, and providing other library services as appropriate to best meet current user needs.

•            Effectively communicate academic research and teaching needs and priorities in the Biological Sciences back to the Library.

•            Serve as the primary biology specialist for research assistance, as well as provide general reference services both in person and virtually.

•            Conduct training and facilitate communications about biology resources to other reference providers.

More information:


To Apply:  For full consideration, please submit applications to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00517

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Dean of the Library, California State University San Marcos, San Marcos CA

California State University San Marcos seeks an exceptional, visionary and resourceful individual with the qualifications and experience to serve as its Dean of the Library. The Dean will provide leadership to further the role of the Library as an essential component of the University's academic mission. As part of a comprehensive university the Dean will lead the Library in its support of the academic development of students into life-long learners, where students are active participants in the learning process. The Dean of the Library will work with the librarians to establish partnerships across the University and within the community, as they contribute as faculty to the contemporary learning environment in higher education. The Dean of the Library is responsible for leadership, team-building, strategic planning, and management within the Library, and fosters collaboration and the creation of knowledge within the University community. In addition, the Dean of the Library provides leadership in creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce, and a curriculum that develops students' intercultural competence.

The Dean of the Library reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and serves on the Academic Affairs Leadership Council, an advisory body to the Provost. The Dean leads a library faculty and staff of 40 and manages a budget of approximately $3.3 million. The Library Dean position is classified as Administrator IV in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP) and serves at the pleasure of the President.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • ALA accredited master's degree or its equivalent plus five years of progressively responsible administrative work experience in University libraries which includes a minimum of one year leading and/or supervising the work of others; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong record of educational and scholarly achievement.
  • Strong record of progressively responsible engagement in a professional association.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Work experience in public higher education.
  • Knowledge of the California State University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and ability to advance the University's goals in diversity and inclusive excellence, access, and educational equity in higher education.

The successful candidate must demonstrate leadership within and beyond the Library, have a record of identifying and solving problems creatively, and function effectively as part of a leadership team. In addition the Dean will:

  • Demonstrate appreciation for the mission and vision of The California State University system and for the California State University San Marcos campus as comprehensive educational institutions;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of emerging trends in higher education and in university libraries, including pedagogy of information literacy, scholarly communication, curriculum-driven collections, and the technology of teaching and learning;
  • Demonstrate strong, successful leadership and team-building skills, with a proven ability to plan for and manage change;
  • Have highly developed financial, strategic planning, and assessment skills, including the ability to evaluate and utilize data in planning and decision making;
  • Have substantial experience in planning, budgeting, management, and evaluation of programs and personnel;
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the instructional role librarians as faculty contribute to the contemporary learning environment in higher education;
  • Support professional development for the Library faculty and staff, and the tenure and promotion processes for Librarians;
  • Be a strong advocate for student success;
  • Be able to work effectively with diverse populations and have a strong commitment to access in library programs; and
  • Be able to build effective strategic alliances internally and externally.

A complete, detailed job description is available at: http://www.csusm.edu/about/employment.html

California State University San Marcos Overview

In 1989, California State University San Marcos was founded as the 20th campus in The California State University system, which now has 23 campuses. California State University San Marcos is a rapidly growing University with a current enrollment of over 11,300 students and is projected to continue to grow. The university is organized into four colleges (Business Administration; Education, Health and Human Services; Humanities, Art, Behavioral and Social Sciences; and, Science and Mathematics). Current academic degrees offered include: 28 bachelors of arts/sciences, 12 masters of arts/sciences/business administration, and 1 joint doctorate (Ed.D.).

Located in San Marcos, California, a city of 86,752 situated approximately 35 miles north of downtown San Diego, California State University San Marcos serves northern San Diego County and southern Riverside and Orange Counties, one of the fastest growing regions in Southern California. While convenient to the urban amenities of San Diego and Los Angeles, the campus enjoys a high quality of life enhanced by nearby ocean beaches, mountains and deserts, and a deservedly famous climate. Our student population reflects the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the region.


California State University San Marcos is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex, gender identity, gender expression or veteran's status. Review of applications will begin February 10, 2014. The position is open until filled. Appointment will be for July 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary placement will depend upon the candidate's qualifications and depth of experience. The university offers an excellent benefits program, including participation in the CalPERS retirement program.

To ensure full consideration, candidates are asked to submit the following via email to librarydeansearch@csusm.edu:

  • a cover letter including
    • response to each of the points in the position description and qualifications
    • reasons for interest in the position and in California State University San Marcos
  • a detailed resumé/curriculum vitae
  • 3 references, including professional relationship, postal and e-mail address, and telephone number

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2014 FTRF Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship

To apply, visit http://www.ftrf.org/?Conable_Scholarship


CHICAGO --; The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has opened applications for the 2014 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, which will enable a library school student or new professional to attend ALA's 2014 Annual Conference, held June 26-July 1 in Las Vegas, Nev.

The goal of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship is to advance two principles that Conable held dear: intellectual freedom and mentorship.

The scholarship provides for conference registration, transportation, housing for six nights and six days per diem. In return, the recipient will be expected to attend various FTRF and other intellectual freedom meetings and events at the conference, consult with a mentor/board member and present a report about their experiences. The recipient also will receive a one-year FTRF membership and will be invited, although not required, to provide daily updates about his or her experience on the Freedom to Read Foundation blog.

The deadline for submitting an application for the 2014 Conable Scholarship is Friday, April 11; the award will be announced in late April.

Who is eligible: Students currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library and information studies degree program or an AASL-recognized master's program in school librarianship and new professionals (those who are three or fewer years removed from receiving a library school degree) are eligible to receive the Conable Scholarship. Those interested must submit an application that includes two references and an essay detailing their interest in intellectual freedom issues. Applicants also are required to attach a résumé. If the recipient is already registered for ALA's Annual Conference, he or she will have the conference fee refunded.

To apply for the Conable Conference Scholarship, visit www.ftrf.org/?Conable_Scholarship. For more information, please contact Jonathan Kelley at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226or jokelley@ala.org.

Gordon Conable was a California librarian and intellectual freedom champion who served several terms as president of the Freedom to Read Foundation. He was executive vice president for public libraries at Library Systems and Services (LSSI) in Riverside, Calif., and was responsible for management and performance of LSSI's public library contracts, including the 30-branch Riverside County, Calif., system. He also served as director of the Monroe County (Mich.) Library System from 1988-1998. During his tenure there, he withstood an intense controversy over Madonna's book "Sex." Before that he was associate director of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library in Washington. For his efforts, Conable received the Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor Award and the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award for "intellectual freedom fighters." In 1994 he was the first librarian recognized as Michigan's Public Administrator of the Year.

Following his unexpected death in 2005, his wife and FTRF created the Conable Fund, which provides funding for the Conable Scholarship. To date, six Conable Scholarships have been granted. You can contribute to the Conable Fund online or by contacting FTRF at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226 or at ftrf@ala.org.


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Youth Services Librarian, Newbury Town Library, Byfield MA


We are looking for a dynamic, creative and energetic individual to meet the needs of a geographically diverse community. Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Youth Services Librarian is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating all children's and young adult services. The successful candidate will bring the ability to create a positive environment for enjoyable and productive library experiences to the children, parents, and caregivers. The ideal candidate will be a strongly collaborative, flexible, team player. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for ordering pertinent materials in a variety of formats, maintaining a relevant collection and creating programming for all ages and areas of the community. Strong customer service skills and knowledge of children's and young adult literature, as well as internet and technology literacy is required.


Experience working with children and/or teens in a public or school library setting.



MLS preferred from an ALA accredited library school with coursework in children's services and experience working with children, or, a degree in a related field.



$19.00 per hour - 25 hours per week. Includes evenings and 1 Saturday per month. Benefits included.

Closing Date: 

2/21/14 or until filled


To Apply:

 Interested candidates may email a cover letter, resume and names of three references to asadkin@mvlc.org or mail to Amy Sadkin, Director, Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt Street, Byfield, MA 01922


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Food and Agriculture Librarian, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Food and Agriculture Librarian-22848



Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and thrives in an innovative work environment.   Candidates should have a strong background and/or interest in food and agriculture in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell's food and agricultural sciences students, faculty and staff. Working on a team with more than a dozen colleagues who make up the Mann Library Research and Learning Services and Collection Development librarians, the Food & Agriculture Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library.




Under the direction of the Head of Research & Learning Services, Food & Agriculture Librarian:

  • Develops and leads innovative information services for the food and agriculture research, learning and extension communities.
  • Acquires and maintains expertise in information trends in food and agriculture disciplines.  
  • Administers and provides leadership for Mann Library's USDA Economics Statistics and Market Information System.
  • Provides quality reference, consulting, and liaison services, and teaches classes and workshops as assigned, and serves as the lead on information literacy programs for undergraduates in food and agriculture, particularly the agricultural sciences major.
  • Serves as liaison to selected activities and departments within College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 
  • Leads and/or participates in other innovative projects in information services and delivery.



  • MLS from ALA-accredited school or equivalent professional degree. 
  • Subject area background (coursework, degree or work experience) in an agricultural science, food science, biology, or related field.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation. 
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively. 
  • Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.
  • Commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Experience teaching information management and computer technologies.
  • Project management experience or experience leading a project team. 



Albert R. Mann Library has a long commitment to providing innovative information services. The Library's collection of life sciences, agricultural and related social sciences materials serves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Mann Library is an integral part of the Cornell University Library. The recently renovated building is the vibrant hub for our primary Colleges. We provide leadership in the library community through projects such as VIVO (http://vivo.cornell.edu), the USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System (http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu), the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu), and the TEEAL (http://www.teeal.org/) and Research4Life (http://www.research4life.org/) programs which provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content.

Interested candidates should apply online:https://www.hr.cornell.edu/jobs/positions.html.

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Research Data & Environmental Sciences Librarian, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Research Data & Environmental Sciences Librarian-22849



Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and thrives in an innovative work environment.   Candidates should have a strong background and interest in environmental science in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell's environmental sciences students, faculty and staff. The librarian will be a member of the campus-wide Research Data Management Service Group, and will work collaboratively to provide data management and data management planning services to the Cornell community. Working on a team with more than a dozen colleagues who make up the Mann Library Research and Learning Services and Collection Development librarians, the Research Data and Environmental Sciences Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library.




Under the direction of the Head of Research & Learning Services, the Research Data and Environmental Sciences Librarian:

  • Develops and leads innovative information services for the environmental sciences research, learning and extension communities.
  • Acquires and maintains expertise in information trends in environmental sciences disciplines.
  • Participates in Library and campus research support service initiatives including those related to research profiles, and research data management, curation and preservation.
  • Develops and supports services for documenting and distributing research data.
  •  Develops and maintains expertise in data issues for libraries. 
  • Provides quality reference, consulting, and liaison services, and teaches classes and workshops as assigned.
  • Serves as liaison to selected environmental sciences activities and departments within College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 
  • Leads and/or participates in other innovative projects in information delivery.



  • MLS from ALA accredited school or equivalent professional degree. 
  • Subject area background (degree or work experience) in environmental science, natural resources, ecology, or related field.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation. 
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively. 
  • Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.
  • Commitment to professional development.


  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Experience teaching information management and computer technologies. 
  • Experience working with tools and technologies related to data management, such as relational databases, GIS software, scripting languages, etc. 

Interested candidates should apply online:https://www.hr.cornell.edu/jobs/positions.html.

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Head, Instruction Services, University of Washington Tacoma Library, Tacoma WA

TITLE: Head, Instruction Services

LOCATION: University of Washington Tacoma Library


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


The UW Tacoma Library is located on one of three campuses served by the University of Washington Libraries. The UW Tacoma Library is dedicated to creating community by engaging with student learning and connecting researchers to resources that foster discovery. For more information, consult the UW Tacoma Library web site: http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/library/.

University of Washington Tacoma is forging its identity as an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington's commitment to high quality teaching and research, and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. UW Tacoma was established in 1990 to address the needs of transfer students wishing to complete baccalaureate degrees, to offer relevant graduate level education and to enrich the area by its research. In 2007 UW Tacoma expanded its program to include the first and second years of undergraduate education.

UW Tacoma opened its permanent campus in Tacoma's historic warehouse district in 1997. The campus has been honored with national awards for urban design and preservation. With an enrollment of about 4,200 students and 270 faculty, UW Tacoma offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees, and certification programs. Located across from the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State History Museum, and the Museum of Glass, UW Tacoma is preparing for rapid program and facilities growth over the course of the next several years.


Serves as Head, Instruction Services, under the general direction of the Director, University of Washington Tacoma Library, assuming multiple leadership responsibilities in areas of information literacy program development, instruction, learning assessment and instructional technology. This position serves as the Library's primary liaison to the Freshman Core learning community program and campus instruction assessment initiatives.

Participates in the full range of reference and instruction services serving University of Washington Tacoma students, faculty, and staff, and the South Sound community. Plans, delivers, and assesses research support and instruction for diverse students, faculty, and staff whose primary areas of study, teaching, and research fall within the librarian's academic subject and program responsibilities. Responsibilities include developing innovative approaches to research assistance tailored to the user populations, collection development and delivery of services in an environment providing authoritative access to and delivery of global information resources.

Collaborates with colleagues in sustaining a technology-rich learning environment. Assumes a creative role in providing guidance and inspiration to support the Library's commitment to an effective integration of information resources, research skills, and learning technologies within University curricula and other related programs.

Librarians provide assistance for a range of research inquiries, collaborate with faculty and other academic staff in the design of instructional/learning opportunities, and promote the integration of information literacy into the curricula of a developing university. Librarians are members of the University of Washington Libraries and are advised by system-wide expectations for appointment and promotion.


* Provides leadership and strategic direction for the instruction program, including development and persistent assessment of services and other offerings.

* Serves as primary coordinator and faculty liaison for all general inquiries for library instruction and related services.

* Collaborates with librarians and faculty to develop effective strategies for the delivery, evaluation and promotion of information literacy competencies campus-wide.

* Assists in development, implementation and assessment of electronic and print instructional resources to meet current needs and future expectations.

* Supports professional development of librarians with regard to information literacy, and teaching and learning in higher education. Maintains professional engagement with regional and national information literacy developments and best practice.

* Collaborates with Reference Services and Community Outreach to develop and maintain consistency of information and mission across all venues of instruction and to promote instructional services provided by reference staff. Collaborates with the Teaching and Learning Center, Academic Technologies and others in developing the Learning and Research Commons (LARC).

* Serves as a liaison with responsibilities for instruction, collection development and management for subject areas and programs determined in consultation with the Head, Collections and Access Services. Confers with others as needed to ensure collection development meets Libraries' system-wide expectations.

* Provides reference assistance and referral to University of Washington Tacoma Library resources and, when necessary, to other resources including University Libraries, and regional academic and community libraries. Shares in providing instruction and reference services. Work schedule may include evenings and weekends.

* Makes recommendations for and assists in formulation of library policies, and contributes to the development of library services responsive to the needs of the campus curriculum and users.

* Confers with Library staff to deal with library-wide questions, problems or emergency situations in the absence of the Director, University of Washington Tacoma Library, or the Assistant Director, University of Washington Tacoma Library.

* Works collaboratively with Library staff, UW Tacoma Library Information Technology, UW Tacoma Marketing and Creative Services, University Libraries' Information Technology Services, and the user community to foster and maintain effective cross-campus communication and coordination pertaining to web development and implementation.



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

* Demonstrated teaching experience including curriculum development and successful collaboration with faculty staff and students.

* Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.


* Demonstrated strong public service orientation and commitment to user-centered services including collection development, instruction and reference services.

* Experience working with lower-division students in reference and instructional settings.

* Ability to work independently as well as to work successfully in a collaborative team environment where consultation, collaboration and cooperation are essential. Ability to work creatively and productively with diverse faculty, staff and students in a challenging and rapidly changing environment is critical.

* Demonstrated experience with technology, web-based resource development, digital reference tools and information resources, and social media.

* Knowledge of current and emerging learning technologies in higher education.

* Evidence of strong written, interpersonal and oral communication skills.

* Commitment to engage in successful professional service and the ability to represent the University Libraries on campus, regionally, and nationally.

* Creative, energetic, innovative, and motivated for on-going assessment of services, collections, and facilities.

* Bilingual skills are desirable.

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

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


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)

* Teaching Statement: A separate statement of no more than one page addressing applicant's general teaching philosophy and commitment to teaching information literacy.

* 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.


To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, March 21, 2014.

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

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libhr@uw.edu.

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Full-Time Librarian, Shady Hill School, Cambridge MA

For over nine decades, Shady Hill, a school of 517 students (PS-8) and seventy-five full- and part-time teachers, has been a leader in progressive elementary education.  The yearlong central subject study, which emphasizes strong content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum.  The school's program allows children to explore their worlds and test their powers.  We seek to develop independent, joyful and curious learners who respect their own accomplishments and those of others.  We strive to be a community whose values are strong and which is unafraid to engage students in important questions.  As a diverse school, we believe that a varied and inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all.  Therefore, we seek to hire teachers who share this commitment.


Shady Hill School is also a teacher training institution.  Its long-standing Teacher Training Course, which brings as many as eighteen apprentice teachers to campus each year, prepares talented men and women for careers in education and allows each faculty member the opportunity to be a mentor and meaningful contributor to the teaching field.  Since the school endorses apprentices for licensure, we prefer a candidate with licensure.


The Shady Hill Library is an essential resource for students (PS-VIII), faculty and apprentice teachers. Librarians provide weekly instruction, as well as reference, reader advisory and curricular support for the entire school community. Our fully automated facilities include a collection of 25,000 books and audio-visual materials.



Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assume circulation desk duties and various library administrative duties
  • Work with library team to teach weekly PS-VIII classes
  • Provide readers' advisory for entire community
  • Assist with general collection maintenance and processing of new books
  • Work with parent volunteers



  • Familiarity with library systems
  • Up-to-date computer and digital literacy skills
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively in a busy library
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible thinking and strong multitasking capabilities
  • Early Childhood/Elementary/Middle School experience preferred
  • M.L.S. or M.Ed. degree preferred



Finalists are expected to teach a demonstration lesson. A writing sample and college transcripts are also required.


Please send a cover letter and resume to: apply@shs.org or Shady Hill School, 178 Coolidge Hill, Cambridge, MA 02138. A detailed description of the school can be found at www.shs.org.



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Library Director, West Warwick Public Library, West Warwick RI

The Board of the West Warwick Public Library seeks a skillful leader and manager to direct its operations in challenging times. The library serves a diverse population of 30,000 in West Warwick, and a larger clientele in Kent County and the State of Rhode Island through its unique programs as well as its membership in the statewide consortium, Ocean State Libraries.


The library director is responsible for administration and management of the library, including development and implementation of the budget, collection development, personnel, building and grounds maintenance, and all services and programs.


Our ideal candidate can speak and write effectively, and has familiarity with the following: issues and trends in the library profession; concepts and methods of financial, personnel and public relations management; library automation and the digital world; grant writing and fundraising. We seek someone with the ability to formulate and implement plans for library staffing, services and programs, and to establish and maintain effective working relations with the public, the Library Board, and the staff.


Minimum qualifications: American Library Association-accredited Master's Degree in Library/Information Science. Five years of public library experience in positions of increasing responsibility, including management.


Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.


Please send letter of application, resume, and three references by March 21, 2014 to:

Nathan Shapiro, Chair

Board of Trustees

West Warwick Public Library

1043 Main Street

West Warwick, RI 02893

Or e-mail to resumewwpl@cox.net

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2014-2015 Graduate Assistantship, James E. Brooks Library, Central Washington University, Ellensburg WA

The James E. Brooks Library announces a graduate assistantship program for individuals who already have an MLS, or equivalent, and who desire a second subject master degree.  This two-year program allows an individual to study in any of CWU's more than twenty graduate programs while gaining valuable professional experience in an academic library.  It is ideal for new or experienced librarians seeking a second subject master's.  Candidates must apply to the graduate school and be accepted into a program prior to being accepted as a paid library graduate assistant.


Opportunities may be available for candidates to gain professional experience in reference, instruction, library technology and systems, technical services, outreach, and records management, government publications, maps, assessment, and research.


Graduate assistantship benefits include a salary of approximately $8,100 per academic year, partial tuition waiver, payroll taxes, medical insurance, and health center and wellness fees, totaling approximately $18,600 per academic year.  Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research for further information on tuition waiver and fees.  Summer study and employment opportunities may also be available.


Queries should be addressed to Patricia Cutright, Dean of Libraries, at cutright@cwu.edu, by phone at (509) 963-1902, or by mail to the James E. Brooks Library, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548.


Central Washington University is one of six state-assisted, four-year institutions of higher education in Washington.  A regional comprehensive university, CWU offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees.  Throughout its history, the university has distinguished itself in many ways, most notably through quality teaching and academic programs, student-centered orientation, and a commitment to research, outreach, international experiences for faculty and students, and provision of life-long learning opportunities to the citizens of Washington.  The university is composed of the College of Arts and Humanities, College of the Sciences, College of Education and Professional Studies, and College of Business.  CWU's faculty, numbering more than 500, compiles an impressive record of teaching, scholarship, and service.  The main campus is located in Ellensburg, a community of over 17,000 that enjoys one of the finest living environments in the Pacific Northwest.  In the shadow of the Cascade Mountains and only minutes from the Wenatchee National Forest, Ellensburg is situated in the Kittitas valley, 110 miles east of Seattle, the cultural center of Washington State.  Further information about the university is available at www.cwu.edu.  For more information about Ellensburg, see http://kittitascountychamber.com/


Central Washington University: http://www.cwu.edu/

James E. Brooks Library: http://www.lib.cwu.edu/

Application forms at the Office of Graduate Studies and Research: http://www.cwu.edu/~masters/

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

Perform subject analysis and classification on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials analyzed include print, visual, audio and digital resources. Classification and subject headings assigned by the Cataloging Bibliographer are used to support approval plan profiling. Create metadata records at full level AACR2 or RDA to support the provision of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content.



•             Assign Library of Congress Subject Headings and appropriate sub-headings following SCM and LCSH rules. 

•             Assign Library of Congress Classification and cutter numbers following LCC and CSM instructions.

•             Assign Dewey Decimal Classification using the full 23rd edition.

•             Assign Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and appropriate sub-heading strings.

•             Assign National Library of Medicine classification.

•             Assign Canadian literature, history and KF modified classification as appropriate for specific customers.

•             Assign library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required.

•             Create full-level cataloging records in MARC (or other metadata format) following AACR2 and LCRIs or RDA and Library of Congress Policy Statements as appropriate.

•             Use ebook aggregator websites to view and catalog electronic resources.

•             Search OCLC, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary.

•             Upgrade LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records.



•             BA/BS degree required and equivalent library/vendor knowledge preferred.  MLS degree preferred.  Experience or knowledge of book trade or library function a plus.

•             Ability to work in a production environment.

•             Awareness and understanding of digital content.

•             Word and Excel experience a plus.

•             Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.

•             Ability to prioritize and work independently and/or as part of a team

•             Ability to spend the majority of day working at a PC.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk, and hear.  The employee must sit, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, push book carts and lift/move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision requirements include close, and color vision in order to view CRT/PC screens and read written reports.



The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



YBP Library Services

a Baker & Taylor Company

999 Maple Street

Contoocook, NH 03229

Apply in person or at the following web site:


Click "Careers" at the bottom of the page.

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Maker Corps Members, Keene Public Library, Keene NH

Would you like to spend a summer inspiring children and youth? Are you a maker or aspiring maker who loves to share your passion and creativity? The Maker Education Initiative (MakerEd.org) is recruiting Maker Corps Members to serve as mentors and role models in a variety of Host Sites (museums, libraries, summer camps, etc.). Approximately 100 Maker Corps members will be selected, trained and placed at Host Sites nationwide for the summer of 2014.


Keene Public Library is excited to be a Host site for two new Maker Corp members for a summer of awesome making, creating, and tinkering with kids and teens. Our library serves as an education, cultural, and social center where citizens of all walks of life come together and learn. Around four thousand people a week come through our doors, and 2/3 of our population are active library users. We are thrilled to offer new Makerspace programs like 3D design, modeling and printing using our 3D printer. The library is also developing and implementing programs like soldering, electronic sewing, basic robotics, computer programming, and more!  This would be great resume building experience for a library science grad student!


Maker corps members who will work at our library will be collaborating with librarians to further develop our existing Makerspace programs including a weekly drop-in for community members. Maker Corp members will staff and provide support to community members in their tinkering and interactions with new technology.  In addition Maker Corps members will create, promote, and facilitate a 6-week afterschool maker's series exploring low and high tech making targeted to middle school students. This summer project will introduce youth to new technology and encourage deeper and experiential learning. KPL will provide training on how to plan and lead Maker programs for teens and kids and Maker corps members will be able to create new ideas and programs to share with the library's youth, teens and families. Maker Corps members will help excite us and show us more possibilities for Makerspace activities and programs at our library.


If you are at least 18 years old by April 7, 2014, interested in building your resume, learning new skills, and becoming part of a national network of makers, then apply at MakerEd.org/MakerCorps. Application deadline is March 21, 2014

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Librarian (Medical Services), VA Eastern Kansas Healthcare System, Topeka KS

The Librarian (Medical Sciences) will be working at the VA Eastern Kansas Healthcare System, Topeka, KS. This position is located in the Education Service Line.


Job Title:Librarian (Medical Services)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VX-14-MZA-1038330


$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year


Monday, February 10, 2014 to Friday, February 14, 2014




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Topeka, KS View Map https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/361073700

Major duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

*        Prepare reports including statistical summaries; usage reviews inventories, current listing, and other reports as required.

*        Develop and carry out plans to promote information resources and knowledge services to diverse populations.

*        Maintain professional affiliations in order to keep abreast of library developments and trends, of developments advancements in the technical and medical audiovisual field, and of publishers, book dealers, and audiovisual procedures.

*        Locate sources of supply and full bibliographic information (e.g. author, titter publisher, edition, series, and date) and costs.


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Archivist/Metadata Specialist, Yale University Library, New Haven CT

Under the supervision of the Head of Arrangement and Description, work with staff in MSSA and across Yale University Library to ensure metadata integrity, normalization, portability, and development of or adherence to local and national metadata best practices. Contribute to quality control of metadata operations; maintains documentation on best practices and tracks developments on standards of all types (descriptive, technical, preservation, and administrative) to recommend and design appropriate metadata schema and products for discovery and access. Follow the development of new and emerging technologies and analyze their potential application to the department and library to significantly improve and transfer information resource discovery and retrieval; and participate in departmental and library-wide technology planning and implementation activities.

Serve as primary technical lead for the department's data migration from Archivist's Toolkit to ArchivesSpace. Provide ongoing development and support of the department's use of ArchivesSpace. Collaborate across the Library on ArchivesSpace implementation and use.

Process and catalog archive and manuscript collections in all formats, including born digital, in accordance with approved plans and departmental procedures, including screening for sensitive material and implementation of necessary preservation procedures. Devise processing plans for collections requiring more than minimum processing. Prepare and update access tools such as finding aids and catalog records for archival and manuscript holdings in accordance with archival and library standards.

Participate in departmental planning; represent the department on a variety of collaborative projects and programs inside and outside the department; seek opportunities for cooperation with other departments or institutions; plan and manage specific library projects.

Assist with public services through weekly rotations on the reference desk and involvement in primary source instructions.

Undertake special projects as assigned. Plan, direct, and review the work of support staff and student assistants. Participate in departmental and library-wide planning and committee activities. Actively contribute to the archival profession.


Principal Responsibilities:

1. Assume a variety of responsibilities related to manuscript and archival material in all formats, including selection, appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, and access and outreach.
2. Work in libraries across university campuses to meet the needs of local, national, and international teaching and research communities.
3. Assist with management of printed collections, as assigned.
4. Assist, if necessary, with disaster recovery efforts.
5. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master's degree in library science. 
2. Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.
3. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. 
4. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. 
6. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
7. Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections. 
8. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
9. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at:http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html

Candidates can view the entire posting and apply online at: http://bit.ly/24284BR_Yale

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Archivist, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock AR

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) invites applicants for an Archivist (R97234) position at its primary facility at the Center for Arkansas History and Culture in the Rivermarket District of downtown Little Rock. UALR operates its Archives in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System with which it works on a variety of initiatives.

The UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture houses archives at ASI is a research repository that includes Arkansas gubernatorial papers, Civil War materials, Civil Rights records, and many other collections of prominent citizens as well as social organizations that document the history of the state. The Archives consists of over 65,000 records in manuscript, photographic, map, and digital formats.

Applicants will be expected to provide exceptional patron assistance, collection development advice, and have knowledge and use of basic manuscript processing techniques including familiarity with DACS and EAD for digital encoding of manuscript and archival finding aids. Applicants also will assist in the coordination of educational and public outreach programs and must have excellent communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially across units and departments is essential.

Required Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Archives or a related discipline and two years of related work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications: A Master's degree in a field related to archives work and two years of relevant work experience is preferred. Experience with Archivist Toolkit is preferred.

UALR is positioning itself for the future by emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, high impact learning experiences, community connections, and a campus-wide commitment to student success. The campus is currently undergoing an extensive administrative and academic reorganization in order to align its assets more effectively with these priorities. This is an exciting time to be at UALR. For more information visit the reorganization web site at http://ualr.edu/academics/restructure.

Additional information about this position and applications requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources' website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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Project Archivist, Makino Collection (Temporary Appointment), Columbia University Libraries, New York NY

Project Archivist, Makino Collection
Temporary 18-month Appointment
C. V. Starr East Asian Library

The Columbia University Libraries seek a Project Archivist to archive film programs, and ephemera from the Makino Mamoru Collection on East Asian Film and to complete an online finding aid for the entire collection.

Material processing will follow standard practice using the Society of American Archivists' Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts (2005), Describing Archives: A Content Standard (2004), as well as Columbia's local practices. The archivist will follow the arrangement of the collection drafted by the previous archivist who worked on the parts processed to date, will conduct relevant research on the programs, evaluate their organization in the arrangement, perform physical processing and preparation for our offsite storage facility by coordinating the transfer of boxes, provide reference services, and perform outreach, including writing blog posts, updating the web page, giving presentations, cooperating on public programs, train and supervise one or two graduate student helper(s), and create a standard MARC record and finding aid using EAD following the RLG Best Practice Guidelines for Encoded Archival Description (2002).

This is a temporary grant-funded 18-month appointment with the possibility of extension with a proposed start date of April 1, 2014. The appointment can be for a 9, 10 or 11-month appointment but the project must be completed by the grant's end date of December 31, 2016.

For immediate consideration please apply on-line at:

The C.V. Starr East Asian Library is one of the major collections for the study of East Asia in the United States with over 1 million volumes/pieces of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, and Western language materials and over 8,500 periodical titles.

One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New York City. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation and leadership. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and excellent benefits.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Minimum qualifications:

- MLS or MA in Archival Management or equivalent
- Thorough knowledge of archival standards
- Advanced ability to read and write Japanese and strong verbal skills in Japanese
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work efficiently and meet project goals and deadlines

Preferred qualifications:

- Advanced degree in an East Asian Studies discipline
- Familiarity with Japanese and East Asian Film Studies
- Experience managing archival digital projects
- Knowledge of research processes in archival sources
- Familiarity with cataloging principles

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Internet Security Scholarship, DigiCert, Inc.

DigiCert, Inc. is launching a scholarship for students! The deadline this time around is April 1st, 2014.

To learn more about our Internet Security essay-based $1,000 scholarship, please visit:

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Volunteer, Blackstone Elementary School, Boston MA

Blackstone Elementary in the South End is in need of volunteers! These volunteers would basically be acting as the librarian - the atmosphere is very flexible, and it's a great way for students to get loads of experience in whatever area they're interested in - whether it's metadata improvement, cataloging, or instruction. The library currently is run by a part-time non-librarian, so it's always great to get Simmons students involved.

The library needs help especially from 10.30 to 1 on Tuesdays and 10 to 11.30 on Thursdays, but hours can be flexible.

We have had a number of Simmons students volunteer in the past, and have been able to do some excellent work. And depending on how heavily a student wants to get involved, there's always the possibility of getting an AmeriCorps stipend for the work.

Contact Judy Cotton (judicotton@gmail.com) or (erin.bazar.smith@gmail.com) for more information. 

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Assessment Librarian, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Stevens Point WI

Position: Assessment Librarian
Official Title: Assistant Professor

Position Description: As a tenure-track faculty member, the Assessment Librarian will plan, design, develop, facilitate, and implement collaborative library assessment initiatives; take an active role in collection development; function as liaison to academic departments; participate in the Library's instruction program; provide reference service; and engage in scholarship and service. This position will work collaboratively with the library faculty and staff to meet the mission and goals of the University Library.

Assessment & Technology

  •  Provide leadership and support for evidence-based decision making related to services, collections, technology, and physical spaces.
  •  Provide guidance to library staff conducting unit assessments and recommend qualitative and quantitative protocols.
  •  Gather and analyze data in support of strategic planning and other overall library assessment initiatives.
  •  Administer usability testing, surveys, focus groups and other user-centered assessments.
  •  Respond to statistical requests, provide, and analyze data from library systems, the library's website and other online data sources.
  •  Promote the integration of assessment into all phases of planning, services, and collection management.
  •  Participate in a team-based implementation of a new Library Services Platform, with a focus on optimization, staff training, and support for analytical and report modules.
  •  Participate in UW System initiatives and professional committees related to assessment.

Reference & Instruction

  •  Contribute to the Library's bibliographic instruction program, which may include teaching and developing materials for discipline-specific library sessions, library for-credit courses, and workshops.
  •  Provide reference services to meet the information needs of students and faculty, including evening and weekend rotations.
  •  Work collaboratively with Reference and Instruction Coordinators to assess services and measure instructional learning outcomes.

Collection Development

  •  Actively participate in collection development and perform campus departmental liaison duties.
  •  Work collaboratively to provide support for collection assessment activities.

Scholarship and Service

  •  Participate in scholarship, faculty governance, and service as a tenure-track library faculty member.


  •  Master's degree earned from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program
  •  Demonstrated knowledge and experience in assessment and data analysis
  •  Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  •  Project management experience
  •  Knowledge of MARC, Dublin Core and XML data elements
  •  Expertise in the use of statistical tools such as SPSS, MS Access, MS Excel
  •  Current knowledge of assessment issues/trends for academic libraries
  •  Excellent communication and organizational abilities
  •  Strong service orientation
  •  Effective instructional skills
  •  Flexibility in adapting to change
  •  Ability and desire to work as part of collegial team and with diverse populations


  •  Second master's (minimum) required for tenure. Preferred at hiring, but may be earned during first years of employment
  •  Experience providing reference service and/or library instruction
  •  Experience in an academic library
  •  Familiarity with library assessment tools, such as Sushi, Counter, Libqual
  •  Experience with creating, interpreting, and analyzing data and reports for use in decision-making

Appointment Date: Annual year appointment beginning July 1, 2014.

Terms of Employment: This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track position with faculty rank and status (rank and salary dependent on experience and qualifications).

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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Information Architecture Manager, Marysville Service Center, Sno-Isle Libraries, Marysville WA

$5,830.93 - $8,016.67 Monthly

This position will remain open until sufficient qualified applicants are received. Initial screening will begin January 9th, 2014. To ensure first consideration your online application will need to be submitted by this date. 

The Information Architecture Manager has direct accountability for Sno-Isle Libraries' Internet efforts, including website, social media and other online platforms to ensure public access to the Libraries' online services. Facilitate engagement and desired outcomes with a diverse audience of website visitors, including Library customers, communities, stakeholders, taxpayers and other interested parties.

Typical Duties:

  1. Manages online presence (website, social and mobile) development and continuity, proposes and implements new online services.

  2. Supports relevant efforts across website and social media channels to implement communications, promotions and engagement strategies to cultivate and grow an engaged community in alignment with strategic objectives and organizational priorities.

  3. Provides effective direction to assigned web developer staff to assure the quality and efficiency of areas of responsibility including managing and supervising department staff; monitoring and evaluating job performance; overseeing staff training and development.

  4. Manages the development, design, and delivery of online development projects for both external and internal audiences. Evaluates online project requests, aligns and manages the work of assigned staff and external vendor resources on approved projects based on organizational priorities, including serving as project lead with cross-functional teams to develop, maintain and enhance the web site, intranet, business services applications and other online properties and services.

  5. Manages user-experience and usability testing for online platforms and related efforts.

  6. Reviews and analyzes online performance through dashboards and other analytical systems.

  7. Serves as department representative and in-house online consultant with other departments.

  8. Works collaboratively with responsible managers and internal stakeholders for continuous improvement of Sno-Isle Libraries web site core services and to ensure its architecture supports the need to deliver content to key audience and customer groups.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  1. Thorough knowledge with creating or enhancing information architecture and delivery systems which maximize user access to online content and services; project and portfolio management; online, mobile media, social media and social marketing landscape.

  2. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including Microsoft Office suites, Access, HTML, Drupal and/or Joomla, Dreamweaver, or other online coding languages.

  3. Ability to work in Content Management or Search Systems.

  4. Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, multiple project environment and to adapt to new priorities; to interface/communicate with all levels of the organization as well as outside vendors.

  5. Ability to work cooperatively and have favorable relations with the public and co-workers.

  6. Strong customer service, written and communication skills.

  7. Strong organization, attention to detail, and problem solving skills.

Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor's degree in information management, communications, business or related field required.

  2. Five years of experience creating user access to online content and services for a public sector organization or other online work related experience.

  3. Three years of supervisory or management experience required.

  4. Experience in media, communications and marketing, online communications, corporate or non-profit communications environment.

  5. Experience with SEM and SEO campaigns and analytics (i.e., Google Analytics).

  6. Experience with user-experience and usability testing.

  7. Experience with online communications, marketing campaign or engagement management.

  8. An advanced degree in Library & Information Science is desirable.

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

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Head, Reference and Instructional Services Department, University of Delaware Library, Newark DE


The University of Delaware Library seeks a creative and dynamic librarian to serve as Head, Reference and Instructional Services Department, who will manage a principal library information gateway critical to the research and curricular mission of the University. The position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Services, Outreach and Assessment. The position will lead a diverse department of 13 librarians, 8 non-exempt staff, and student assistants in the delivery of research, information and instructional services, and the management of three small branch science libraries. The Reference and Instructional Services Department librarians include a Coordinator of Library Instruction, Coordinator of Branch Libraries, Coordinator of Services for Users with Disabilities, Scholarly Communication Officer, UDSpace Coordinator who supports the institutional repository, and UDLib/SEARCH Coordinators who provide K-12 statewide database training. Librarians in the Reference and Instructional Services Department provide the entire range of in-person and online reference services and also serve as liaison librarians to one or more academic departments for both instruction and collection development. Librarians have a dual reporting line and report to the Head, Collection Development Department for collection related activities. Essential responsibilities include: directing reference service noted for its excellence, responsiveness and its effective information literacy program that supports the learning, teaching and research needs of the students and faculty, particularly focused on new models of information delivery and use; fostering an environment of exploration and implementation of new approaches to reference, instruction, and outreach services as well as services delivered through social networking tools, web applications and mobile computing platforms; collaborating effectively with
library administrators and library staff to plan and implement programs and services; continually assess and reinvent reference and instructional services to meet the needs of users; staying professionally active and keeping current on trends related to university needs, technology and current library services; leading by example in the department, establishing workloads and procedures, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and counseling as needed. The position will participate in the full range of services and department programs, may serve as library liaison to one or more academic departments, will represent and speak on behalf of the department and the Library and serve on library, university and professional committees.


ALA accredited graduate library degree. Minimum of five years professional work experience in reference and library instruction in an academic library. Experience managing or coordinating library services or staff in library public services environment. Knowledge of emerging trends in library reference and instruction. Strong leadership skills and the ability to work cooperatively. Flexibility, creativity, and the ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands.
Demonstrated ability in planning, introducing, and managing change. Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal communication and public presentation skills. Strong commitment to service excellence. Ability to successfully motivate and encourage staff.

*General Information*:

The University of Delaware has a long tradition of excellence beginning in 1743 and extending to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. The University of Delaware provides a broad range of academic programs at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels. There are over 1,100 full-time faculty and 4,000 staff serving a student body of over 21,000. The University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, with its beautiful 970 acre campus, is situated one hour
from Philadelphia and two hours from New York and Washington, DC. The Library makes accessible a broad range of electronic resources, including approximately 50,000 electronic and print journals, over 370 databases, and over 26,000 videos. Library collections, which are broadly based and comprehensive, include over 2.8 million volumes. The Morris Library, where the main collection is housed, is a six-acre, four-floor building which has undergone several major renovations, most recently including a refurbishment of the main Information Room to be completed by the Fall of 2014. The Morris Library has 275 public access workstations, 200 laptop connections, wireless access, and a state-of-the-art 15,000 square foot Student Multimedia Design Center. The University of Delaware Library will be the first member of the Association of Research Libraries to replace its traditional Library Information System with OCLC's WMS (WorldShare Management Services) cloud based system. WMS will be implemented in July 2014. The University of Delaware Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). More information about the Library is available at http://www.udel.edu/library.


Vacation of 22 working days. TIAA-CREF or Fidelity retirement with 11% of salary contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available online:  http://www.udel.edu/Benefits/


Appointment will be at the level of Associate Librarian or Librarian with rank and salary dependent upon experience and qualifications. The current University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System document  http://www2.lib.udel.edu/personnel/promo.htm is available online.

*To Apply*:

Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/ by March 14, 2014.

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Supervisory Librarian, Washington DC VA Medical Center, Washington DC

Job Title: Supervisory Librarian

Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:PG-14-AHA-1042035


$89,924.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year


Thursday, February 06, 2014 to Wednesday, February 12, 2014


This position is located in the Planning, Education & Performance Improvement Section of Chief of Staff at Washington DC VA Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Major duties and responsibilities include:

· Develop and maintain a clinical librarianship program
· Work with physicians, nurses, and other staff in clinical setting and in routine clinical conferences
· Present reports to provide patient-specific information
· Function as a resource to clinicians by searching medical databases to identify and retrieve knowledge-based information, answer questions and resolve controversies in diagnosis and treatment, clarify clinical decisions, making decisions regarding the best course of care, and educating on rare medical conditions
· Utilize knowledge of evidence-based practice and sources to provide highly-specific, case-related medical literature which contributes to quality patient care, as well as quality clinical education for medical students, residents, and clinical staff
· Provide instruction to physicians and nurses in MEDLINE and other health-related databases
· Serve as a member of interdisciplinary, hospital-wide committees
· Provide information that is relevant to the work, concerns and consideration of the committees as a consultant
· Develop communications and marketing materials for library services and resources
· Present information about library resources and services and how they can be used most effectively to the medical center teams and committees
· Establish access to electronic resources
· Manage technical changes to electronic resources to preempt resource access problems and responds to patron's access issues
· Develop, acquire, and maintain tools for the management of electronic resources, such as Electronic Resource Management (ERM) systems, link technologies, discovery services, and authentication systems
· Develop and maintain library's Intranet and Internet sites
· Implements new technologies

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/360877500 to learn more.

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

We have several internships available for our upcoming 2014 summer season.

MASS MoCA offers a variety of diverse internships that are available during our summer season. Below you will find links to the full descriptions and application for the upcoming season.

Dates of internships - Monday, June 1, 2014 - Monday, Sept 1, 2014 (unless otherwise specified)

Application deadline: March 1st, 2014 Apply here!

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

  • (2) Stage Tech / Production
  • (1) Box Office: Monday, May 25th, 2014- Sunday, August 31, 2014
  • (1) Marketing & Public Relations
  • (1) Visual Arts
  • (1) Graphic Design
  • (1) Museum Education (summer position)
  • (1) Museum Education (Year-long position August 25, 2014 - August 24, 2015)
  • (1) Assets for Artists (This position is not housed)
  • (1) Development and Special Events

Please forward to any and all interested students and/or graduates. Feel free to contact me with any questions -internapplications@massmoca.org

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Long-term Substitute Librarian/Media Specialist, Greater Lawrence Technical School, Andover MA

Job Description
This position involves the library media specialist acting as teacher, information specialist, instructional consultant, and program manager. This individual will have strong teaching, technology, organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment, as well as knowledge of MA curriculum frameworks and all aspects of automated library systems. Functions include teaching research in conjunction with the staff, assisting with information access skills with students and staff, media instruction, collection automation and maintenance, collection development, literature appreciation, assist in technology training, budgeting, cooperative teaching and planning, scheduling, library staff training, and marketing of library and services. The library media specialist will work collaboratively with faculty to ensure that the use of media and information technology resources is part of the instructional program and strategies used within and among learning areas.

Position Type: Full-time

Positions Available: 1

Salary: $236.37 Per Day

Job Requirements:

  • A valid teaching license from D.E.S.E. in Library Science is required.
  • This position is not benefits eligible.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Visit http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=593732 to apply. 

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Internship Opportunity, Network Consolidation Study Committee, Watertown MA

Internship Opportunity for a GSLIS Student


We are looking for an intern to work with the Network Consolidation Study Committee to explore models of network resource sharing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Committee represents libraries from all parts of the state, including those affiliated with one of the Massachusetts non multi-type networks. The internship includes the following:


1. Creating a network member survey using Survey Monkey or a similar online survey that can be administered in order to get feedback from members of all nine networks (CLAMS, FLO, C/W MARS, MLN, SAILS, OCLN, MVLC, NOBLE, MBLN).


2. Tabulating and analyzing the results of the survey.

3. Studying the revenues and expenses at each of the nine networks, both individually and as an aggregate, using the most recent info. available. 


4. Perform a cost-benefit analysis using the financial info. gathered, along with other output measures (TBD), such as total circulation, total number of network transfers, total holdings, database usage, eBook holdings and usage, for each network and all nine networks as a whole.


5. Other info. gathering, as needed. 


Following the information gathering phase, the results will be presented at one or more public forums, such as an MLA conference, a NELA conference, or similar conferences sponsored by the MBLC, the Massachusetts Library System (MLS), MLA or WMLA.

The internship will be located at the Watertown Public Library

Interested students can contact Christopher Lindquist, clindquist3820@gmail.com / 781-235-1610 x1129.

The deadline for applications is Monday, February 17, 2014. 

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Director of Genealogy and Research Services, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth MA

About the Organization:

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) is a nonprofit organization established in 1897 to educate the public about the extraordinary story of the Pilgrims who came to America on the Mayflower in 1620.

The member organization is the gold standard for proving direct lineage to the Pilgrims through a network of professional genealogists located in Plymouth, MA and State Historians throughout the United States and Canada. GSMD publishes the 'Silver Books', (sometimes called The Mayflower Families) - a substantial genealogical series made available to the public which authenticates approved hereditary lineage from the Pilgrims.

Job Description:

GSMD seeks an individual who is passionate about family history and has the skill and desire to become the Director of Genealogy and Research Services (DGRS) in the Plymouth office. This person will be the department head, working closely with the genealogy staff and verifiers. He/she will report to the Executive Director on administrative matters. Key to the position is proven experience in genealogical research as well as experience managing a staff or department. Ideally, the candidate will have authored published material on genealogy.

The position is considered a staff position, is paid accordingly, and receives benefits afforded all employees who work a certain number of hours per month. Benefits such as vacation are earned based on time in the position. The DGRS is expected to abide by a 40-hour workweek in the Library. The position is not eligible for overtime pay.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare membership applications for approval by Historian General (HG)
  • Direct verifiers working in both contracted and in-house positions
  • Analyze and measure appropriate staff skill levels and time needed to meet task requirements. Monitor the number of papers received and adjust staff schedules as necessary while staying within budget
  • Serve as the final staff authority for determining if applications are complete and will likely be approved by the HG
  • Maintain regular and productive communication with State Historians and provide continuing training and professional development for them
  • Manage all library services, have sole authority over lineage-related matters, monitor day-to-day activities of those directly in his/her department, and counsel individual employees to correct deficiencies in work
  • Perform any and all other duties assigned by the Governor General or Executive Director
  • Demonstrate a willingness to improve skills through continuing education or certification, and encourage and supervise the certification of skills for departmental staff


  • Demonstrated knowledge of genealogical procedures and standards
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Mayflower Passengers
  • Published work in peer reviewed journals a plus
  • At least five-years-experience in the genealogy field
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff
  • Possession of strong organizational skills
  • Experience in setting and completing self-motivated goals
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • BA Degree; MA or MLS preferred, or equivalent
  • Genealogical certification a plus, or equivalent experience (Board For Certification of Genealogists, Washington, DC)

To apply, please email a single PDF document with Cover Letter and Resume to:


or mail application materials to:

Walter Powell, Executive Director

4 Winslow Street, PO Box 3297

Plymouth, MA 02361

Deadline for applications is March 15th.

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Library Director and Transliteracy Integration Specialist, Nashoba Brooks, Concord MA

Library Director and Transliteracy Integration Specialist

2014-2015 Academic Year (11-month position)



The Library Director and Transliteracy Integration Specialist serves as a member of the IS Department and reports to the Director of Educational Technology and Innovation.  The Library Director and Transliteracy Integration Specialist will work closely and collaboratively with all members of the IS Team to model creative problem solving, critical thinking, and flexibility necessary for success in our diverse and changing world.  The primary function of this role is to support Nashoba Brooks' vision for dynamic transliteracy integration throughout the School.  Nashoba Brooks is committed to using innovative instruction, including mobile technology and design thinking theory, to equip our students with the tools, resources, and skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century.


The successful candidate will model integrity, professionalism, curiosity, responsibility, creativity and respect for all persons, as well as a demonstrated commitment to advancing the school's core values of diversity, service learning, and character education.


Please refer to the complete position description  on the employment page of the school's website:  www.nashobabrooks.org


Applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to: 

Regina Nixon

email: librarydir@nashobabrooks.org            

homepage:  www.nashobabrooks.org      

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Supervisor of Public Services: Community Relations and Public Programming Coordinator, City of Portsmouth, Portsmouth NH



The purposes of this position are to coordinate public programming and community relations library wide, facilitate and participate in collaborative decision making, create easy customer access to needed information and other materials and thereby fulfill the Library's charter of increasing the opportunities for every inhabitant to improve personal intelligence.  The work is accomplished through creative and intellectual activities and working cooperatively with City departments, business, academic and cultural organizations and the Schools to meet the specific needs of the City's diverse populations. 




Candidates must possess a Master's Degree in Library Science and two or more years of related professional library experience;

OR: an equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  He/she must have supervisory experience. 





  1. Plans, coordinates and administers programs for adults and assists with Youth Services programming.
    1. Plans and develops a wide variety of adult programs year round.
    2. Oversees the library's Program Committee, supervising Committee members in their work related to public programming.
    3. Works with the Supervisor of Youth Services to help with program planning and implementation and assisting with youth related activities as needed.
  2. Works with the Director, Assistant Director and Supervisors to develop the marketing plan for the entire Library.
    1. Chairs the Marketing Committee
    2. Supervises the work of staff who contribute to committee activities
    3. Prepares and distributes marketing materials for the Library using a wide range of marketing tools including traditional and new media outlets and reaching out to current and potential users of Library services.
    4. Writes press releases for all library programs and announcements.
    5. Oversees social media activities and the production of the monthly eNewsletter
    6. Assists with website coordination and the Library blog
    7. Explores and develops additional avenues for publicity.
  3. Works with the Library Director to manage community relationships for the entire Library.
    1. Reaches out to various community constituencies including government, business, school, and social groups.
    2. Works with the Library Director to identify potential community connections and build relationships.
  4. Works in direct patron service as assigned inside the Library.
  5. Visits sites outside the Library both delivering services at those locations and inviting people to come to the Library for services.


  1. Helps develop, interpret and implement library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service.
  2. Prepares statistical reports, customer surveys and management reports.
  3. Participates in maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for fellow staff and library users.




1.         Performs such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.




Works in office, library and/or school environments which are subject to uncomfortably warm or cool temperatures.  Continuous intellectual effort is required to maintain a current knowledge of library resources, intellectual development, literature and information resources.  The work requires lifting print and other materials, office equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds and being able to carry a reasonable quantity of materials from places where they are stored to places where they may be used.  He/she must be able to hear normal sounds, distinguish sound as voice patterns and communicate through human speech.




An incumbent in this position consistently demonstrates a(n)...


  1. Ability to supervise, train and lead personnel and work in a team environment.
  2. Thorough knowledge of public relations work, marketing and communications.
  3. Strong organizational ability.
  4. Ability to analyze problems and determine the most appropriate solution.
  5. Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library administration especially as they relate to programming and marketing
  6. Strong service orientation and personal example to provide a high level of service to a diverse public.
  7. Proficiency in social media and web design
  8. Demonstrated creativity, and innovation
  9. Energy and enthusiasm for the Library services
  10. Ability to develop, implement and present library programs.
  11. Good time management skills.  The ability to juggle multiple demands on time and to recognize and adjust priorities, always keeping in mind the library's commitment to easy and timely access to materials and resources.
  12. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, subordinates, employees in other municipal departments and City officials.
  13. Commitment to ongoing professional development and continual learning.
  14. The necessary judgment and public relations skills to deal with people effectively and appropriately.
  15. Ability to communicate effectively with customers, other employees, City officials and other agencies orally, and in writing.  Ability to make clear presentations and reports, give clear instructions and explain complex procedures.




$48,270--$61,720 in 6 steps



City of Portsmouth

Human Resources Office                               

Human Resources Director: Dianna Fogarty

1 Junkins Ave.                                                

Portsmouth, NH  03801                                 

(603) 610-7270


Or to apply by email: lmcorriveau@cityofportsmouth.com



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Library Director, Bentley University, Waltham MA

Description of Duties: Bentley University is seeking applicants and nominations for the position of Library Director. Successful applicants will lead a team of 18 (professional librarians and staff) in identifying and developing innovations in the integration of technology, electronic resources, academic content, information literacy, and the physical space needs of students and faculty. The Bentley Library is dedicated to supporting the academic and intellectual vitality of the university community.

Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Bentley blends the breadth and technological strength of a large university with the values and student focus of a small college. Students interested in business professions choose from a wide range of programs that address all functional areas including accountancy, finance, marketing, management and liberal arts ? all anchored in technology.

The Bentley Library operates in a state-of-the-art building centrally located at the heart of the University. It is an inviting place for research, quiet study, and collaboration. It is the hub of academic life on campus, offering a depth and breadth of print and online resources. The library staff is dedicated to assisting faculty and students in their research efforts and strives to be dynamic, innovative, and responsive to information needs. There is extensive collaboration between the Library and Bentley's Academic Technology Center (ATC), as the latter provides technical support for the library's catalog system (in the process of migrating from Innovative's Millennium to Sierra), ILL, 24 collaboration room scheduling system, public LED displays, etc.

Additional Description Of Duties: The Library Director is responsible for providing vision, strategic direction, leadership and coordination of the library's programs, services and resources; expertise in developing and implementing technological innovations; and for creating a positive and collaborative work environment among all library staff. Reporting to the University's Chief Information Officer, the Library Director advocates for and represents the library within the larger campus community and among external constituency groups and works with faculty and administration to ensure that the library supports Bentley's institutional mission.

Additional duties include:

* Develop short and long-range plans for Library operations and services
* Maintain and expand good working relationships and outreach to faculty, students, department chairs, administrators, and committee members
* encourages teamwork, diversity and professionalism, and highlights the role of the library in supporting a successful Bentley experience for students and faculty
* Manage the budget to ensure all essential services are provided, including expenditures for print and online resources, digital collections, personnel and operations
* Collaborate with the Director of Academic Technology and staff at the ATC to plan the development, implementation, and use of information technology in support of Library programs and initiatives
* Create and foster proposals for endowment, gift and grant support, and other types of fundraising to strengthen the library's resources and services, including the Bentley Archives
* Explore the greater development of formal and informal relationships (directly and through consortial agreements) with peer academic libraries and networks for mutually beneficial programs

Qualifications: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school. Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible academic library management experience including hiring, training, and evaluating staff. Significant experience using current and emerging communication, collaboration, and other technologies that produce measurable gains in online and on-campus learning. Experience supporting faculty from an array of academic disciplines, including business and the arts and sciences, in their scholarly and curricular work

A track record of leadership in building new approaches to library services and leveraging extant technologies to do so. Demonstrated ability to bring vision, strategic thinking, and coherent planning as a leader and manager in academic organizations. Record of fostering teamwork, collegiality, relationship building, and mentoring within a library and campus environment.

A demonstrated track record as an active, visible campus citizen in promoting the library and advocating for library needs, as well as an ambassador to the external community through conference presentations and publications. Excellent working knowledge of practices and current issues in library services, including usage, facilities, technology, circulation, reference and technical services. Initiative in project management, including program development and implementation.

Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal, analytical, grant-writing, problem-solving, budget management and supervisory skills.

Commitment to providing excellent customer service

Visit jobs.bentley.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52302  to apply. 

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Taxonomist, CNN Library, Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta GA

Job Title: Taxonomist - CNN - Library
Job Category: Librarian Science
Job Location: United States - Georgia - Atlanta 
Job Type : Full Time
Requisition # : 139981BR

Posting Job Description :

The Taxonomist for the CNN Library will require the following:

- Master's degree in Library or Information Science.
- At least 3-5 years experience in taxonomy, thesaurus, or controlled vocabulary development, preferably for text content in a media business.
- Experience working with platforms for automatic classification. 
- Hands-on experience with Smartlogic Semaphore, Temis/Luxid or similar systems is desired. 
- Understanding of metadata management and metadata standards
- Ontology development, linked data and semantic web, familiarity with SPARQL querying
- Familiarity with web publishing, SEO, and tagging or indexing news content.
- The best candidate will be a team-oriented self-starter with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who can connect well with multi-disciplinary teams. 
- You should be inquisitive and analytical, with good editorial judgment, and work well both independently and collaboratively. 
- You should be very interested in news and comfortable with a fast-paced environment.

The Taxonomist for the CNN Library will be responsible for the following:

- Continuous, timely review of topic suggestions and storylines emerging in the news, to define, develop and place in the taxonomy.
- Ongoing development of taxonomy hierarchies, terms and relationships to support new areas of concentration in our content. 
- Development may involve text-mining and entity extraction against content, analyzing content for possible classification gaps, and identification, mapping and incorporation of external vocabularies.
- Research and selection of document sets to support topic development, auto-categorization tuning, and system QC.
- Regular review, analysis, tuning and quality control on the output of the automated classification system to optimize performance and ensure accuracy. 
- Support of linked data initiatives across the business. 

This position is located in our Atlanta headquarters (no telecommuting).
CNN is a 24x7 operation where schedules can involve evening, weekend and holiday hours, so schedule flexibility is important.

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Volunteers Needed, Boston Public Library, Charlestown Branch, Children's Services, Boston MA

nterested in children's services?  A volunteer position is a great way to learn more as well as make an impact right now.  Open to students and graduates.  All volunteers should enjoy working with children ages 0-10 in the library setting. Please contact children's librarian, Laura Miller, at lmiller@bpl.org for more information or to volunteer for one or more of the following opportunities:



Tuesday, February 18, 10:00-11:30am:   Assist in preparation for puppet show performance.  Hand out books and prizes to children as they arrive.

Thursday, February 20, 5:30-7:30pm:   Assist in preparation for Lego Pizza Party.  Serve pizza and drinks to children and assist in activities.

Thursday, March 20, 3:30-5:30pm:   Assist in preparation for medieval knights-themed program.  Help children with a craft.

Tuesdays, March 11-April 15, 10:00-11:30am:   Assist with Mother Goose on the Loose program for babies and parents.  This volunteer should have some experience with and understanding of early childhood development.

Mondays, Ongoing, 5:00-7:30pm:             Shelve returns and maintain collection. 

Tuesdays, Ongoing, 3:30-5:30pm:             Shelve returns and maintain collection.

Fridays, Ongoing, 2:30-4:30pm:                 Shelve returns and maintain collection.

Saturdays, Ongoing, 11:00am-1:30pm:     Shelve returns and maintain collection.


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Director and University Archivist, Tufts University, Medford MA

The application deadline for this position is February 28, 2014.


The Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) supports the teaching and research mission of Tufts University by ensuring the enduring preservation and accessibility of the university's permanently valuable records and collections. The DCA assists departments, faculty, and staff in managing records and other assets by providing information management consultation, advice, and stewardship. The DCA collaborates with members of the Tufts community and others to develop tools to discover and access collections to support teaching, research, and administrative needs, in addition to providing reference and instruction services. 


The Director and University Archivist oversees all of DCA's staff, collections, and services and has primary responsibility for strategic direction, planning, budget management, fundraising, collection development, developing grant proposals and managing grant-funded projects. The Director leads a highly-integrated staff team and has responsibility for the department's day-to-day operations as well as setting strategic direction for the department in support of the university's strategic goals. The Director represents DCA internally and externally, to donors, community members, and within the profession. Participates in university-wide policy development and implementation particularly focused on institutional data management.

Basic Requirements:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program and 10 years of related experience OR Bachelor's Degree and 15 years of related experience.
  • Strong proficiency in office applications.
  • Proven experience leading and mentoring diverse, dedicated, professional staff. Success in developing and managing grant projects. Experience negotiating with donors in complex political and emotional contexts. Knowledge of intellectual property issues and related laws. High proficiency in problem-solving leadership skills, particularly prioritizing competing demands. Experience managing budgets. Experience presenting formally and informally before diverse audiences, including to students, faculty, administrators, and donors and at professional conferences and events. Strong record of engagement in the archival profession.
  • An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in related field.

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.


Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/pjpybs5

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Spring Meeting and Travel Assistance Scholarship, New England Archivists

NEA is committed to the professional development of its members and recognizes the importance of attending the annual spring meeting to engage with colleagues, keep abreast of new archival theories and technologies, and network. NEA also recognizes the importance of offering these opportunities to student members.  NEA will offer the following two scholarships to attend the annual spring meeting:

$400 scholarship for a regular member
$350 scholarship for a student member. 

 Scholarship funds may be used for meeting registration, meals, and travel expenses. 

Applications must include your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, institutional affiliation, date, and signature.  Please attached the following to your application:

1.  copy of your resume
2.  budget detailing the expected use of the funds
3.  500 word essay explaining the benefits of attending the meeting.

Send your application to ericacathryn@gmail.com by March 1, 2014.  You must be a member to apply. Receipts demonstrating the use of the scholarship are due to the NEA Treasurer within two weeks of the annual meeting.

For more information, please visit:  http://newenglandarchivists.wildapricot.org/Default.aspx?pageId 92070

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Donald Peterson Student Scholarship, Society of American Archivists

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, atrtuten@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.



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.



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


First Awarded



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.

  1. Unofficial transcript to verify student status or copy of graduate diploma.
  2. Two letters of recommendation from individuals having definite knowledge of the applicant's qualifications.
  3. Application form.

Application Deadline

February 28, 2014

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Librarian - Public Services, Leach Library, Londonderry NH

The Leach Library seeks a dynamic and creative professional to join our outstanding library team.


The Public Services Librarian is responsible for implementing various programs and services designed to meet the needs of the community. Performs all facets of adult programming.Responsible for covering the public service desk(s) and delivering information services to the community.


Qualifications: MLS (ALA-accredited) and two years of reference experience. Familiarity with online databases and electronic resources required. Events planning experience is highly desirable. Proficiency in Microsoft applications required.

Salary: $18.84 - $25.51 doe plus excellent benefits

Send cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to: Director, Leach Library, 276 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH 03053. Applications must be received by February 27, 2014 before 5:00 p.m.

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Student Travel Award, Pharmaceutical & Health Technologies Spring 2014 Meeting, Baltimore MD

The Pharmaceutical & Health Technology Division will award stipends of up to $1,000 for the PHT Spring Meeting. This award will be paid up front to the selected recipient(s).

Entry Requirements:
For consideration of the PHT Travel Award, the applicant must be at least one of the following:
· Students enrolled in a library science program and who express an interest in pursuing a career in corporate librarianship in the Pharmaceutical or Health Technology Industries
· Current professional PHT Division Members who are in need of travel assistance to attend the PHT Spring Meeting

Time Line:
· Qualified applicants must submit all requirements by: Feb 21, 2014
· Notifications for all applicants will be sent by: end of March 14, 2014

Submission Contact:
Please submit your application by February 21, to Rochelle L. Stern, MLIS rcls@novonordisk.com

All PHT Travel Awards are to be coordinated by the Student Relations Chair, and judged by the SLA PHT Board. For any additional questions or comments please contact Rochelle Stern, PHT Student Relations Chair (rcls@novonordisk.com/609-514-8360).

Submission Requirements:
1. Cover Page with Name & Contact Information
2. Updated Resume
3. Two Paragraphs (3-5 sentences each) on:
· Why I want to go to the SLA PHTD Spring Conference" (Everyone)
· "Why am I interested in the PHT Division?" (Students only)
4. Short Answer Essay (1-2 pages) - Pick one of the topics: See Short Answer Essay Topics OR submit a similar piece of scholarly work

Tips for Short Answer Essay:
· Be sure to demonstrates creative applications of technology, awareness of available resources, and in-depth analysis of current issues
· List all applicable references, sources, and analytical processes
· Be creative - teach us something we may not know
· Make a scholarly impression - use and list resources and your search criteria or processes to research and write the essay

Short Answer Essay Topics (select one):
Future Forecasting
· Describe a future vision for corporate information profession. What are the three core competencies for today's pharmaceutical/medical information professional in order to be future ready? What three things should professional associations be doing to promote the need for corporate medical information professionals?
· There has been much discussion on whether the word, "librarian" is a misnomer, given that librarians are doing, and will be performing, functions beyond the ones of the traditional librarian. Describe, contrast, and explain the evolution of the past health/medical library vs. a current real-life pharmaceutical/health/medical library.
· Given the current economic environment, discuss the value of transferrable special library skills to positions that do not conform to the current pharmaceutical/medical librarian, i.e., researcher, knowledge manager, digital tools trainer, data scientist, etc. Provide real job postings and/or real-life situations of transference of library skills to other job titles.

Arguing the Value of Current and Future Librarianship
· Situation: You have encountered a conversation around the common corporate meeting area that proclaims information on the Internet alone provides all sufficient information on the latest research on Alzheimer's drug therapy. As an information professional, you have an obligation to defend the competencies of the librarian, along with professional resources. Develop a convincing, but diplomatic, argument defending the thesis that the Internet alone is not enough, and would garner support for value-added corporate librarian services.
· Thesis: Information technology such as streaming and downloadable audio, video, and digital book technology, will displace the librarian. Defend this thesis and develop solutions or approaches for information professionals to work with these resources in order to complement the value of emerging technologies.

· With the vast numbers of online health consumer information, the barrier of waiting for health information from a doctor has reduced; however, access to inaccurate, outdated, and irresponsible health information has increased. Research an instance where a health consumer(s) or a health professional(s) experienced this situation. Define how an informational professional would be able to intervene, and what kinds of programs and/or resources could be developed to impart credible health information to consumers, or to consumers via health professionals.
· Many corporations are encouraging employee use of hand-held devices to retrieve information. Discuss how the corporate libraries can help support these mobile devices, and any issues involved.

Business of Health/Medical Libraries
· What is the pathway for entry into the medical information profession? Interview PHT members or summarize sufficient attributes of three or more pharmaceutical/medical/health librarians. Make conclusions as to what strategies may work best with regard to securing a position in the corporate medical world.

· Research life science corporations with medical information job postings in the past 2 years. What are the core competencies wanted for entry level / mid-level / veteran-level positions? What are the implications for information professionals in each of these three levels?

· Based on a listing of companies with known information professionals (contact rcls@novonordisk.com for the listing), compare and contrast the performance (stock market, percent revenue/profit growth, hiring trends) of these companies and those in the same sector without existing information professionals.
· Summarize library literature on success in the corporate library. How has it changed in the last twenty years? What are the keys to success today?

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Internship, Armenian Cultural Foundation (ACF), Arlington MA

The ACF library is looking for library sciences major specializing in the field of archives, archivists to help organize and catalogue its Special Collections. Will help and train to handle collections which may contain items in other languages, Armenian in particular. The position is unpaid, however, the ACF will compensate the applicant for his/her expenses, e.g. transportation and work related material. Hours are flexible.


Please send a cover letter and resume to: acf.hmh@verizon.net

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Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide reference service utilizing a variety of print, electronic, and database  resources. The position reports to the Senior Associate Director.**

Major responsibilities include:

1. Provide core reference services both in person and by virtual means using online chat, email, and telephone.
2. Suggest, create, and teach library-related classes. Provide overviews and introductions/tours of the resources and services of the HSLS to students and faculty in the Schools of the Health Sciences.
3. Monitor trends in health sciences librarianship such as evidence-based practice, Web 2.0 communication, and social networking technology.
4. Collaborate with other librarians and staff concerning library programs and services

Qualifications:The applicant must have a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school, as well as knowledge of computer applications, including medical and consumer databases, Internet searching, web design, and HTML experience.Highly preferred is a background in health sciences. The applicant must have demonstrated ability to interact with the public in a patient and tactful manner as well as flexibility, ability to manage multiple tasks, and to work collaboratively and independently in a complex and fast-paced environment.Applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, as well as skill in written and oral communication.Evidence of continued professional growth should also be demonstrated.

Position is a full-time non-tenured faculty librarian position, and may occasionally require additional work hours beyond the 40-hour workweek.Salary and appointment level are dependent on qualifications and experience.Screening of applications will begin Feb 24, 2014 and the position is open until filled.

Environment:The Health Sciences Library System provides collections and services designed to meet the information needs of the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Nursing, and the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh.HSLS has an active user education program, participates in the curricula of the health sciences schools, provides a full complement of information services and hosts the popular Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians. HSLS is also the home of the Middle Atlantic Region of the Nationalof the Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM-MAR).For additional information about HSLS, see 

Please send letter of application, resume and names of three references to:

Search Committee, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh

Applications should be sent via e-mail to medlibq@pitt.edu 

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Preservation Volunteer, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington MA

Long-term volunteer position is open to assist Archivist with preservation activities.  These activities would include housing, measuring, boxing, numbering, and labeling.  Archivist is looking for an individual who can spend 2 to 3 hours per week on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday assisting with these activities.  Participation in a Museum Studies or Archival Studies program or background in American history preferred.  Please email letter of interest and resume to:  Catherine Swanson, Archivist, Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA  02421.  For questions, contact Catherine Swanson at (781) 457-4116 or cswanson@monh.org

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Information Literacy Librarian, Davidson College, Davidson NC

Basic Function: The Information Literacy Librarian, collaborating with faculty and other librarians, provides formal and informal instruction to students in order to improve their research skills and to promote the effective and thoughtful use of information. The person in this position also provides research support and outreach services to students, faculty, and staff.

Essential Functions: Teaches information literacy skills to students through the following means: scheduled, course-integrated instruction sessions and stand-alone sessions in all disciplines; consultations; orientation sessions; reference interactions; virtual services; and other activities.

Provides on-demand reference and research assistance to students, faculty, and staff both in person and virtually, in rotation with other librarians and including some evening and weekend shifts.

Assists with the development and creation of instructional, informational, promotional, and training resources, including tutorials and user guides.

Provides outreach to students and other members of the campus community.

Coordinates virtual instruction and assessment with participation from other librarians.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Library/Information Science. MLIS must be from an ALA-accredited program. Teaching or reference experience. Strong interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills; strong service orientation; demonstrated interest in information literacy.  

Visit: https://jobs.davidson.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1391527364963

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Librarian/Media Specialist, Harwood Union Middle/High School, South Duxbury VT

Harwood Union High School seeks a highly collaborative individual to become the Librarian/Media Specialist for students in grades 7-12. The successful candidate will possess both passion and knowledge related to 21st Century skills, literacy instruction, and library/media management (budget, acquisitions, and circulation). This position if from approximately April 2014 - October 2014.

Duties include promoting a welcoming and respectful library environment, familiarizing students and staff with library and online resources, providing in the classroom and one-on-one instruction with students and staff, managing the media center, supervising the Library Assistant, and collaborating with teachers and staff. Vermont licensure is required.

Harwood Union High School is an award winning school system nestled in Vermont's Mad River Valley. Students attend Harwood from Waitsfield, Warren, Fayston, Moretown, Waterbury, and Duxbury. There are 765 students in grades 7-12. Please see our website for more information about the school: http://www.harwood.org

Please apply online or submit letter of interest, resume, transcripts, copy of license, and 3 current letters of recommendation to:

Harwood Union High School
Attn: Wendy Gilbert
458 VT Rte 100
So. Duxbury, VT 05660

Position open until filled.

For more infor: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=584082

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Register for Education Career Networking Fair, Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, Simmons College

The Education Career Networking Fair will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, which is located on the third floor of the Main Campus Building.
This one-of-a-kind interview fair allows Education students to meet one-on-one with up to twenty schools/districts in a single day. Last year, 30 employers attended and met with over 90 students. Open to Masters candidates in Education and School Library programs only.
If you are interested in attending this career fair, you must register in advance. Registration opens this Friday, February 7, at 4:00 p.m. Please see the attached handout for instructions on how to register. 

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Run for Office, New England Archivists

Are you passionate about the issues that affect beginning archivists? Do you have ideas for programs and events that help archivists connect? Would you like to be more involved in the New England Archivists and expand your professional network?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, NEA's Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students (REPS) wants YOU to run for office! At NEA's Spring 2014 Symposium, a brand new set of REPS leaders will be introduced. Don't miss your chance to be a part of the excitement! REPS is seeking candidates for the following five offices:

- Two Co-Chairs of REPS:

- One early professional
- One student with at least one year of coursework remaining

- Three Steering Committee Members of REPS:

- Secretary for REPS
- Student Liaison for REPS
- Website and Social Media Coordinator for REPS

For all the details and to learn how to nominate yourself, visit the home page of the REPS website at http://repsnea.wordpress.com/Nominations are due by Saturday, Feb. 8. Questions? Email Caitlin Birch at j.caitlin.birch@gmail.com.

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Information Technology Coordinator, Peabody Institute Library, Danvers MA

The Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, MA, is looking for a new Information Technology Coordinator. The successful candidate will be a collaborative team player with excellent customer service skills


Included in the specific duties of this position are:


- Maintains and troubleshoots staff and public computer workstations and related equipment.

- Acts as liaison with North of Boston Library Network (NOBLE) technicians on additional computer support needs and network issues.

- Assists in developing and implementing the library's technology plans.

- Manages ordering and inventory of computers and related supplies.

- Works as part of a team to maintain the library's Web site.

- Trains library staff and patrons on new technologies as needed.

- Regular shifts on all public service desks.



A master's degree in library/information science required. Working knowledge of Web design and familiarity with emerging Web and information technologies required. One evening per week and some weekend hours are required. The annual salary for this position ranges from $40,595 to $51,756 in seven steps. Please send your cover letter and resume by February 13, 2014, to Jennifer McGeorge at the Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923, or email them to: mcgeorge@noblenet.org.

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Library Fellow, Christopher Center Library Services, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso IN

Status:  Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track; two-year full-time appointment, full benefits

Deadline:  March 3, 2014 (for full consideration)


Christopher Center Library Services, and Valparaiso University, are committed to fostering a diverse student body and faculty.  We are pleased to announce a new Library Fellow position with an archival focus.  This two year (July 2014 - June 2016) faculty position provides the opportunity for an entry-level librarian, with a demonstrated commitment to diverse and historically underrepresented groups, to gain professional experience as an academic librarian.


The detailed position description, application procedure, and position benefits can be found at http://library.valpo.edu/jobs.html.

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Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship, Darien Library, Darien CT

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship


An extraordinary opportunity for an extraordinary new Children's Librarian.


Harold W. McGraw Jr. was an active supporter of Darien Library with a personal commitment to education and a belief in the important role a child's library experiences play in the beginning of life-long literacy. The McGraw family has funded the formation of a Children's Librarian Fellowship at Darien Library to honor his memory, through a two-year full-salaried position for a recent Master in Library Science graduate who possesses:


  • Exemplary scholarship
  • A passion for working with children and for the development of literacy
  • Significant leadership promise
  • Strong personal qualities
  • A penchant for technology


Selection Process

The Fellowship will be open to LIS graduates from an accredited Library

School in the United States or Canada who will have received his or her diploma between December 1, 2013 and September 1, 2014.


Applications will be due March 31, 2014. After initial screening, interviews for finalists will be held at a mutually convenient time and place, and the finalist will be invited to visit Darien Library for a meeting with the Fellowship Committee prior to appointment.



The successful applicant will be employed at Darien Library for two years, commencing approximately July 1, 2014, with a final employment date of June 30, 2016.



The Fellow will be paid initially at the Connecticut Library Association

MLS minimum salary for entry-level positions (for 2013: $51,675) with full benefits, paid membership in CLA and ALA, and funding for attendance at the American Library Association Annual Meeting and other meetings as appropriate.


Position Parameters

The Fellow will work as a member of the Children's Services team, providing reference and reader's advisory services in addition to creating and conducting programs for children and families. The Fellow will be given specific, defined, high-stakes projects and responsibilities that will be determined by the candidate's skills and interests. The Fellowship will provide experience, growth, and challenges in the following areas:


  • Children's materials collection development
  • Program development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Outreach to defined areas of the community
  • Continuing education and professional development
  • Access to the latest technology


This Fellowship is an opportunity to work on significant projects and gain experience in close coordination with a strong staff.


More information about the Fellowship and application process is available at darienlibrary.org/mcgrawfellowship.

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Library Director, Dana Hall School, Wellesley MA

Dana Hall, independent, boarding/day school for girls, grades 6-12, seeks Library Director beg. fall 2014. Candidates must have MLS, min. 5 yrs exp., plus excellent admin., teaching, and communication skills. Primary resp. incl. ensuring the smooth running of state-of-the art library; serving as a dept. head, maintaining awareness of curricular initiatives to support the faculty; overseeing library staff and student page and parent volunteer programs; overseeing/teaching information and digital literacy curriculum; overseeing collection development; managing the facility and all library-sponsored programs.


For full job description and to send resume/cover letter email: hr@danahall.org.

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Library Technician, CoxHealth Libraries, Cox College, Springfield MO

The Library Technician is responsible to the Dean of Information Services for maintenance of the library collection, assistance in retrieval of informational requests, and contact with initial requests of the customers. This position is responsible for ensuring that all print books and journals are processed and accessible for use by our customers.  This includes all aspects whether new, updating catalog records of current physical locations (N, S, Wm Ctr, etc.), or withdrawing from our collection.  This person also assists other staff in filling article (informational) requests whether in house, ILL (requesting articles from other libraries), and provides basic library skills assistance to our walk-in customers as needed.


  *  Minimum of a Bachelor's degree.


  *  Library experience preferred.


  *  Knowledge of medical terminology helpful.
  *  Experience with MS Office, utilizing Word, Excel, Power Point, & Outlook.

Link to the position:


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Law Librarian, General Practice Firm, Boston MA

AccuFile, an established library professional services firms, seeks dynamic Law Librarian for a part-time opportunity at an innovative general practice firm in Boston, MA. The successful candidate will have previous law library experience, a keen understanding of the changing legal market and new client demand, strategic problem solving ability, a positive, client-focused service orientation and the proven ability to effectively and efficiently create, access and manage knowledge networks and information including databases, integrated library systems, web and mobile applications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyze needs, measure and evaluate the quality of library services
  • Develop law library services, programs and departmental goals
  • Help manage all financial resources, including planning and implementing library budgets, materials acquisition and expense tracking
  • Provide customized reference services on legal and non-legal topics
  • Conduct in-depth research in wide range of areas including practice-specific, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, medical and news/media
  • Determine technology training needs of users through observation, discussion and needs assessment tools; provide training modules to meet those needs
  • Supervise and evaluate the work of Loose-leaf Filers, Clerks and Librarian Assistants


  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum three years of experience managing the operations of the law library, including monitoring budgets, allocating, organizing and disseminating legal resources
  • Experience conducting periodic reviews of new and existing electronic resources with a focus on improved service and research efficiencies
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and thrive in a fast-paced legal environment
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

To apply:

Please forward resume and cover letter to Kathleen Schmidt, kschmidt (at) accufile(dot)com.

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